What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their community and trains them in basic disaster response skills. These skills include areas such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Following an event when professional responders are not immediately available, those who have completed CERT training are better equipped to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace.
Greenville County CERT offers training courses open to the community at least twice a year (Spring & Fall).
Participants gain hands-on experience in the following sessions:
Our Fall training session will have classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with the final exercise on a Saturday morning. The classes will be on September 27, 29; and October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, & 20. The final exercise will be on October 29. We request that you attend all classes and you must participate in the final exercise in order to complete the course. However, if you have extenuating circumstances and have to miss a class or two, we can usually work with you to still complete the program and participate in the final exercise to receive your certification. Please let us know in advance if you cannot come for a particular class.
For more information on the Fall classes, please click the link below.
To register for the Fall 2016 CERT training, please click the link below and fill out the registration form:
If you have any questions about CERT training, please contact Ron Hardgrave.
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