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:
• 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 www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dema and click the “Community Emergency Response Team” menu option.
Information: Emergency Management Specialist Thomas Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-406-7858.