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CERT Basic Training Course Offered in October
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For Immediate Release


CERT Basic Training Course Offered in October

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2017) – Charlotte County Emergency Management is offering the CERT, Community’s Emergency Response Team, basic training course. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in gaining skills and knowledge to help make their communities prepared and resilient when disasters occur.

Since 2014 over 500 residents of Charlotte County have taken CERT training and gained knowledge on how to prepare for a hurricane and other natural disasters. Charlotte County CERT members are volunteers who help their neighbors, neighborhoods, and first responders in disaster situations. For example, CERT volunteers worked in the Charlotte County call center and took thousands of calls before, during and after Hurricane Irma.

CERT is a volunteer program that educates people about disaster preparedness. Topics include hazards that can impact a community, basic disaster response skills, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. After completing training requirements, CERT members will have the skills and knowledge to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an emergency event.

The upcoming three-day basic training course will be held October 5-7 and is free. All classes will be held at the Charlotte County Public Safety Complex 26571 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Fl. 33982.

For a complete class schedule and to register for the course please email charlottecountycert@gmail.com or call/text 813-702-3785.

Due to limited seating, persons interested in the CERT training must register prior to Oct. 1.

For more information, please contact Charlotte County CERT: 813-702-3785 charlottecountycert@gmail.com .


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