Emergency response training available for DeKalb residents

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for residents. CONTRIBUTED
DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for residents. CONTRIBUTED

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team training workshop. The nine-week workshop begins on June 15 and will be 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.

Participants will 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

Information: Emergency Management specialist, Thomas Paige at tpaige@dekalbcountyga.gov or 678-406-7858.