Free Emergency Response Training Offered in Concord

September 20, 2013 10:00 am · 2 comments

Sign-ups are now being taken for free emergency preparedness classes, offered by the City of Concord.

The next session of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins Tuesday, Sept. 24 and meets for six evening sessions from 6:30 to 10 p.m., concluding with a hands-on training exercise. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Sessions are held at the fire training facility, 2945 Treat Blvd.

CERT participants are taught by emergency personnel in basic fire safety, disaster preparedness and terrorism response, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, CERT organization, and disaster psychology. Through training, CERT members become valuable resources to their families and neighbors in the event of an emergency.

For more information or to sign up for CERT training, call 925-603-5933.

raina makdissy September 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I am currently recovering from a dog attack so I won’t be able to join the Sept 24th date. Until recently, I was on the D.A.T team for the American Red Cross. I would love to help in anyway possible. Are there any future dates for the CERT program?

shenanigans September 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I would encourage everyone to take this course!! The instructors are outstanding and provide you with very valuable information. It’s a lot of fun to meet new people and receive training that could save your life or that of someone else. I promise that you won’t be sorry….oh yeah, it’s that good!!

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