Are you ready for severe weather, emergency situations?

newspaperThe Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) starting in September.

The course will be held on Thursday evenings, September 24 – November 19, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Plecker Center on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College.

This nine-week course uses a standard curriculum designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and teaches basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, terrorism awareness, disaster psychology, and search & rescue.

The CERT course is designed to give the average person tools to prepare themselves and their family during severe weather or other emergencies when emergency personnel are overwhelmed and may not be able to respond immediately.  The course is free and open to anyone who either lives or works in Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County.

All materials are provided but registration is required.

To register, contact Rebecca Joyce at 540-885-5174 or rebecca@cspdc.org.

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