Cobb offers emergency response training

The Railroad Disaster to the West India Mail Near Blackshear, Georgia, an engraving from a photograph published in Harper's Weekly, March 1888 in article about emergency response trainingThe Railroad Disaster to the West India Mail Near Blackshear, Georgia, an engraving from a photograph published in Harper's Weekly, March 1888 (public domain)

Do you know what to do in the event of a crisis in your area? Would you like to be able to protect yourself, your family, and help neighbors when such an event occurs?

Applications are being accepted for next month’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, which will be held March 2, 9 and 16, 2019.  Applications are due no later than noon Wednesday February 20.

What is CERT?

In an earlier conversation with the Courier, Bernard King, the Public Programs Coordinator with the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency said, “What is the number one threat we all face in the way of disasters? Fires. Wherever we live, work, worship, everywhere we go there could be a fire. How do you plan?  How do you respond?  How do you recover from that? If you make a plan, if you create an awareness about it, and you decide how you’re going to respond before it ever occurs, then you’ve worked it out a little bit in your brain, and your learning curve is not as big.”

All the details you need to know to find out about the program and get signed up are in the following announcement:

Cobb County CERT Initial Training

Location:

THE NEW

Cobb County Parks Administration Building

1792 County Services Parkway

Marietta, GA 30008

Classes meet:

Saturdays, March 2nd, 9th, &16th, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Classes meet each Saturday for a total of 3 sessions

Students must attend all sessions to complete the program.

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Limited Seats Available!

If you would like to register for the program, please complete the E-Application https://seam.ly/uVtFkjos and send in a clear photo copy of any Georgia ID.

If you have questions, contact Bernard King at bernard.king@cobbcounty.org ,

or at 770-499-4568.

NOTE: All applications are due no later than noon on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

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