Eight-week community preparedness course to take place at Grand Island Fire Company
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will host a free CERT training course, beginning on Sept. 15 at the Grand Island Fire Co., located at 2275 Baseline Road on Grand Island. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes both academic and hands-on instruction.
The classes will run for eight consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and culminate in a disaster simulation on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CERT training prepares participants to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
CERT training topics include:
Participants must be at least 16 years old and plan to attend all sessions.
The mission of Border Community SERVICE (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) of Niagara University is to provide emergency preparedness training to citizens and to encourage their participation in opportunities that enhance regional emergency readiness. Border Community SERVICE training for citizen volunteers includes CERT and MYN (Map Your Neighborhood).