DENVER – The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security today announced Denver’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) dates for February and March.
CERT offers Denver residents the chance to take part in trainings designed to promote community preparedness in the event of an emergency situation. The classes are open to anyone and training will be provided at no cost to participants.
Classes will take place Feb. 3, 2012, 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 4 and 11, 2012, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Denver Police District #2, 3921 Holly St. A class exercise will be held March 23, 8:30am to 3:30pm at a location to be determined. Up to 40 participants will be accepted for each class.
This disaster preparedness and response training (FEMA course G317) will include how to plan for a disaster and teach basic response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. At the completion of training, participants will be encouraged to support local emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
For more information and registration please visit http://www.denvergov.org/oem or call Carolyn H. Bluhm, OEM at 720.865.7600 or email DenverCERT@denvergov.org.