Cary Opens Call for Community Emergency Response Training
The Town of Cary will offer a crash course in taking care of yourself and your neighbors during the first 72 hours of a disaster on January 27-29, 2017. In Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), participants will be educated about disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, medical care, fire extinguisher use, disaster psychology, and the CERT organization. Upon completion, participants are eligible to join any CERT organization nationwide, including Cary CERT, a group of about 100 active members. The three-day course is held at Cary Fire Station 7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road. Registration closes January 20; all participants must be 18 or over or between the ages of 14-17 with a participating adult. CERT is managed by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. For more, including registration information, search “CERT” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4958.
Alicia Dismuke, Community Risk Coordinator, (919) 460-4958
Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240