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News Release
Monday, September 12, 2011

Get CERTified! Help Galveston Prepare for Emergencies
Citizen Training Course Aids Community Disaster Preparedness

Galveston, Texas – Galvestonians can become trained in disaster preparedness and response through the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program next month.  CERT is an “all hazards” approach to personal and community disaster preparedness that equips members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces with basic response skills.  Fully trained citizens are called upon to assist professional responders with community emergencies. 

CERT training consists of classes in disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and team organization.  This course concludes with a realistic disaster exercise.

WHAT:                        CERT Training (accelerated four week course)

WHEN:                        Saturdays 9AM – 3PM
Classes begin October 8 
Classes conclude October 29 

WHERE:                      McGuire-Dent Recreation Center
2222 28th Street
Galveston, TX

REGISTRATION:       Space is limited
Contact Nancy McCain, CERT Coordinator
Office: 281-309-5009
Email: nancy.mccain@co.galveston.tx.us
www.gcoem.org/cert




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