Toledo CERT Coordinator Nancy Lynne has announced the training schedule for Toledo citizens to become trained in CERT related operations, which are activated during major emergencies.
Community Emergency Response Teams are becoming more and more common across the country to ensure that local citizens can step in during major natural disasters or other emergencies when regular first responders are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the disaster. Those who would like to learn more about Toledo CERT training, which is FREE, can call Toledo Fire Chief Will Ewing at 541-336-3311, ext. 201, or email him at ToledoCERT@charter.net
For general CERT information, go online at www.CitizensCorps.gov/cert/about.shtm
CERT training not only prepares you to take better care of your community, it helps you take better care of yourself and your family during disaster events. You also get to work with some of the finest folks in town who are true blue, solid community supporters. It’s often said that those seeking to make a difference in their community, especially under the onslaught of a major disaster, can not do better than by becoming a member of their local CERT team.
Toledo CERT training schedule:
Monday, Sept. 19 – 6 to 9 p.m. Introduction, Fire Control
Monday, Sept. 26 – 6 to 9 p.m. Disaster Preparedness
Monday, Oct. 3 – 6 to 9 p.m. Medical Operations
Monday, Oct. 10 – 6 to 9 p.m. Medical Operations, continued
Saturday, Oct. 15 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Search and Rescue, Psychology
Monday, Oct. 17 – 6 to 9 p.m. CERT Organization
Monday, Oct. 24 – 6 to 9 p.m. Terrorism and CERT
Saturday, Oct. 29 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Review and Disaster Simulation
All classes will be held at Toledo Fire Station, 285 NE Burgess Road. To join Toledo CERT and receive this essential FREE training, please sign up by calling Toledo Fire Chief Will Ewing at 541-336-3311, ext. 201, or email ToledoCERT@charter.net, or show up at the first session on September 19th.