Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course

East Windsor - posted Nov, 27 2013

EAST HARTFORD - The East Hartford Office of Emergency Management and the East Hartford Fire Department are currently accepting applications for the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course to begin in January 2014. The CERT Basic Training Course is offered free of charge to citizens who reside, work, or otherwise have an interest in East Hartford. Upon completion of the training each graduate will have the opportunity to volunteer and be part of East Hartford CERT. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. The CERT course is taught in cooperation with personnel from the Office of Emergency Management, East Hartford Fire Department, as well as current CERT Members and guest speakers. CERT training includes topics such as disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue. Classes will be held every Thursday evening for 10 consecutive weeks starting in January, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the East Hartford Fire Department’s Training Room. All students will also receive free equipment and have the opportunity to apply to join East Hartford CERT. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants on a first come, first serve basis. Applications for the training can be picked up at Fire Department Headquarters located at the Public Safety Complex, 31 School St., East Hartford, CT 06108, or by contacting John Ryan at 860-997-3653, or via e-mail johnryan@easthartfordct.gov.


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