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CERT Training Classes Begin February 22nd

2/22/2017

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. The Membership in Quad City CERT consists of residents from Seven Hills, Independence, Valley View and Brooklyn Heights however, we do welcome those from other communities. We are trained and operate under direct supervision of our Fire Departments. We provide continual training for our volunteers and assist during community functions. We also are active on a countywide basis through Citizen Corp. Basic
Quad City CERT’s mission is to provide assistance to our community Fire Departments in times of need. To help them provide the “greatest good for the greatest number of people” in emergency and non-emergency situations. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives.
CERT members receive 24 hours of hands on training. One day a week for 8 weeks.
CERT Training is provided free of charge to anyone 14 or over. (Ages 14 to 17 will be required to have parental consent). Students will receive twenty-five community service hour credits.

Please join your local
Community Emergency Response Team
You Can’t Predict…But You Can Prepare and Be Aware!
Next Training Class starts: February 22, 2017
Class size is limited!
Training Topics
• Introduction and Disaster Awareness
• Fire Safety
• Disaster Medical Operations (Session 1)
• Disaster Medical Operations (Session 2)
• Light Search and Rescue Operations
• Team Organization
• Disaster Psychology and Terrorism

To register or for further information please contact:
Mary Benedek
kedenebm@hotmail.com