Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to be offered

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to be offered

The Washington County Emergency Management Agency will be holding an informational meeting for all volunteers and people interested in taking CERT training through Project Aware.
CERT training is free to volunteer citizens and covers disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, terrorism preparedness, crime prevention, special population needs, animals in disaster, light search and rescue, and basic incident command.
Project Aware is a volunteer recruitment and training program that gives people the opportunity to apply their time and talents to address the areas homeland security initiatives in public safety, public health and emergency response and disaster preparedness.
To learn more about how you can help make our community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to emergencies, come to the informational meeting on December 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. or from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Health Department Auditorium located at 1302 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Hagerstown. You can also call a Project Aware Field Associate at 240-313-2907 or email cfrench@washco-md.net.
Project Aware is administered by the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center and is grant funded through the Corporation for National and Community Special Service Volunteers Program.