DeKalb County offering free emergency response training

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team training workshops.

The first nine-week workshop begins Sept. 18 and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.

A second nine-week CERT workshop begins Sept. 20 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.

Participants can learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs. The workshop will also train citizens to care for family members and neighbors.

Course topics include:

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 The banking capital that Georgia lawmakers created -- in Charlotte
  2. 2 15-year-old shot, killed in southwest Atlanta
  3. 3 Ex-UGA linebacker: Georgia Tech was ‘an easy win’

• Disaster preparedness

• Basic fire suppression

• Medical operations

• Light search and rescue operations

• Disaster psychology

• Team organization and terrorism

• Autism awareness

The workshop is free for DeKalb County citizens and all participants must pass a background check. To register, go to and click the “Community Emergency Response Team” menu option.

Information: Emergency Management Specialist Thomas Paige at or 678-406-7858.

More from AJC