Attending the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course this spring will help prepare you and your family should the need arise due to weather, earthquakes, or other disasters.
CERT training includes the following topics:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Fire Suppression
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search & Rescue Operations
- Disaster Psychology & Team Organization
- Disaster Simulation
The next session begins on Feb. 24. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. through March 24, at the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center.
CERT refresher courses are highly recommended to those who have not practiced their CERT skills in over two years. Refresher classes will be scheduled as needed.
CERT classes are sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, City of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, American Red Cross, and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
If you have questions regarding CERT courses, please contact Jim Watkins at (573) 339-6799.