Are you prepared
for an emergency? Do you want to learn how to help your family and neighbors
when and if an emergency strikes? Join your friends and neighbors in receiving
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this fall.
In October, Basic
CERT training classes will be held at the Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad located
at 8375 New Ashcake Road, Mechanicsville VA 23116.
These classes are
free. They will be held each Monday night in October from 6:30 p.m.
- 9:30 p.m. The dates are October 1, 8,
15, 22 and 29. Attendance at all
is necessary for graduation.
You will learn about the origins of CERT, how to identify risks in your home and neighborhood, disaster preparedness, fir extinguishers, basic first aid and light search & rescue, among other subjects. Over 200 Hanover residents have already taken this class and more then 50 have gone on to join the CERT Unit as volunteers under
Hanover Fire/EMS. Members assist in
events and, with higher training, can also be deployed to incidents such as
search and rescue, traffic control, etc.
The minimum age lim
it for the class is 17 and requires a parent/guardian attending the sessions. There is no physical requirement for this hands-on class.
To sign up, please e-mail [email protected].
The registration deadline is Monday,