Learn what to do in a disaster and how to help your family and neighbors

Learn what to do in a disaster and how to help your family and neighbors

By / Local News / الإثنين, 26 شباط/فبراير 2018 15:53

NEW HANOVER CTY - New Hanover County residents are encouraged to register for the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which begins Thursday, March 15. CERT training is designed to provide basic training in disaster preparedness, increasing the ability of citizens to assist their family and neighbors in an emergency situation.
CERT Training is free for residents, and is a partnership between New Hanover County Emergency Management and Cape Fear Community College. Courses include disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, CERT
organization, disaster psychology, and emergency skills.
“The more people we have in our community who are self-sufficient, the less demand on our first responders,” said Emergency Management Director Steven Still. “The CERT Training provides hands-on practice and realistic exercises that prepare residents for an emergency, so they can also assist their friends and family.”
The county’s CERT Training will last eight weeks with classes on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., along with a disaster simulation exercise on Saturday, April 28. All classes will be conducted at the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center, located at 220 Government Center Drive in Wilmington. Citizens can register by calling the county’s Emergency Management staff at 910-798-6900.
Community Emergency Response Team Training: 22 Hour Class
March 15th: Disaster Preparedness (6:30pm-9:30pm)
March 22nd: CERT Organization/Disaster Psychology (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
March 29th: Fire Safety (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
April 5th: Diaster Medical Operations Part 1 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
April 12th: Diaster Medical Operations Part 2 (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
April 19th: Light Search and Rescue Operations (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
April 26th: Skills Night (6:30pm to 9:30pm)
April 28th: Course Review and Disaster Simulation Drill (9:00am to 12 noon)
Times: 6:30pm-9:30pm Thursday Nights (March 15, 22, 29)
6:30pm-9:00pm Thursday Nights (April 5, 12, 19, 26)
9:00am to 12 noon Saturday April 28th.
Location: New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center, 220 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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