For free, the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency will hold three classes in October for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Register by Sept. 18 for Cobb emergency training

Registration is open until noon Sept. 18 for the October initial training classes for Cobb’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

This free program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities, according to a county statement.

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

CERT members also can help with nonemergency projects that help improve the community’s safety.

The Cobb County Emergency Management Agency will hold three Saturday classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at the Emergency Operations Center, 140 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Students must attend all sessions to complete the program.

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Register by completing the e-application at CobbCounty.seamlessdocs.com/f/CERTInitialTraining and submitting a clear photo copy of any Georgia identification.

Information: 770-499-4568 or Bernard King at bernard.king@CobbCounty.org.

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