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Posted on: September 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training to Begin Oct. 4

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If a disaster threatens or occurs, do you know what to do? If you participate in the Williamsburg/James City County CERT training, you will!

In a major emergency, fire and law enforcement may not be able to reach you as quickly as they would otherwise. You must be prepared to take care of yourself wherever you may be – at home, at work, or on the road.

CERT is a national program designed to educate residents about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic disaster response skills. Course materials include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, terrorism, emergency communication, basic emergency skills, and more.

CERT is an all-abilities program. It is available at no charge to all residents of Williamsburg and James City County, age 18 and older. The 28-hour course begins Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and will conclude on Oct. 27 with a simulated disaster exercise.  

For additional information and a full class schedule, Williamsburg residents may contact Williamsburg Fire Department Administration at fire@williamsburgva.gov or 757-220-6220 or register online. James City County residents may contact Judith Davis at judith.davis@jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-564-4793 or register online.

Class size is limited, so reserve your seat now.

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