Milton Fire-Rescue personnel will teach a free, 13-week course this fall to prepare residents for the Ready Milton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), citizens trained to help their families and neighbors during disasters. AJC FILE

Milton plans disaster preparedness classes for residents

The city of Milton invites residents to join the fall 2019 session of the Ready Milton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a program that prepares residents to protect their families and assist their neighbors during a disaster.

The free, 13-week course will be led by the Milton Fire-Rescue Department. An orientation is set for 6:30 Thursday, Sept. 19, at City Hall. Classes begin Sept. 26 and will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Sign-ups, for those willing to commit to the training schedule, will be held at the end of the orientation evening, officials said. Students must attend at least 75 percent of the 24 hours of training to receive a CERT certificate of completion.

The program is for community members ages 17 years and older. Information:

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