Two class opportunities beginning July 10
DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Workshops.
The first nine-week workshop begins on July 10 and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084.
A second nine-week CERT workshop for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, with certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, begins on July 12 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.
Participants learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs. The workshop will also train citizens to care for family members and neighbors.
Course topics include:
• Disaster preparedness
• Basic fire suppression
• Medical operations
• Light search and rescue operations
• Disaster psychology
• Team organization and terrorism
• Autism awareness
Participants in the DeKalb CERT program practice basic first aid skills learned in the workshop.
The workshop is free for DeKalb County citizens and all participants must pass a background check. To register, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dema and click the “Community Emergency Response Team” menu option. For more information, contact Emergency Management Specialist Thomas Paige at [email protected] or 678-406-7858.