The next training classes will be held on three Saturdays in June for Cobb’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The registration deadline is noon May 29. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb CERT registration due by May 29

Applications to take part in Cobb County’s newest training classes for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are due by noon May 29.

The Cobb County Emergency Management Agency will hold three Saturday class sessions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 8, 15 and 22.

The program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.

When emergencies occur, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.

CERT members also can help with non-emergency projects that help improve the community’s safety.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old; live, work or worship in Cobb County and pass a criminal history background check.

Participants must attend all sessions to complete the program.

Classes will take place at the Emergency Operations Center, 140 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Complete the e-application at seam.ly/uVtFkjos and submit a clear photo copy of any Georgia identification.

Information: Cobb Public Programs Coordinator Bernard King at 770-499-4568 or bernard.king@CobbCounty.org, CobbCounty.org/public-safety/emergency-management/training

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