Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you want to learn how to help your family and neighbors when and if an emergency strikes?
This fall, basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held at the Hanover Fire/EMS Administration building located at 13326 Hanover Courthouse Road, just north of the Courthouse.
The classes are free of charge. Sessions will be held each Wednesday, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 16 and September 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendance for all sessions is required for graduation.
You will learn about the origins of CERT, how to identify risks in your home and neighborhood, disaster preparedness, fire extinguishers, basic first aid and light search & rescue, among other subjects. Over 200 Hanover residents have already taken this class and more than 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 limit for the class is 17 years old and requires a parent/guardian to attend the sessions. There is no physical requirement for this hands-on class.
To sign up, please e-mail [email protected]. The registration deadline is September 10.