Registration open for Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

Posted January 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm     Category: Emergency Management and 911News Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County residents are invited to register for upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training which begins Monday, Feb. 12, 2015.  Remaining classes will be held on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. for six weeks, with a disaster simulation exercise on the final day of class, Saturday, March 28, 2015.  All classes will be conducted at the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center, 220 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.

CERT training is designed to provide basic training in disaster preparedness, which increases the ability of citizens to survive and assist their family and neighbors until responders or other assistance arrives.  Courses include; Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Life Safety, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Psychology, and Terrorism.

For more information about this training or to register, contact the New Hanover County Emergency Management at (910) 798-6900.  You may also download the CERT Training flyer here.

Community Emergency Response Team Training is sponsored by New Hanover County Emergency Management and Cape Fear Community College.

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