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Posted on: January 30, 2018

CERT Training to Begin in March

CERT volunteer group photo

If a disaster threatens or occurs, do you know what to do? If you take the James City County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, you will!

In a major emergency, fire and law enforcement may not be able to reach you as quickly as they would otherwise. You must be prepared to take care of yourself wherever you may be – at home, at work or on the road.

CERT is a national program designed to educate residents about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area, and train them in basic disaster response skills. Course material includes disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, terrorism, emergency communication, basic emergency skills and more.

CERT is an all-abilities program and is open to all residents of James City County age 18 and older. The 28-hour course begins Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and will conclude March 24 with a simulated disaster exercise.

If you are interested, need more information, or would like a full class schedule, contact Caroline Dunlap at caroline.dunlap@jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-564-2140. Class size is limited, so reserve your place now.

Media Contact:
Ryan Ashe, Fire Chief
757-565-7604; ryan.ashe@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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