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Emergency training offered on Island

by jmaloni
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 01:55 pm

An eight-week community preparedness course will to take place at Grand Island Fire Co. headquarters.

Border Community SERVICE (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) of Niagara University will host a free Community Emergency Response Team training course, beginning on Sept. 15, at the Grand Island Fire Co., located at 2275 Baseline Road.

CERT training is a community preparedness course that includes both academic and hands-on instruction. The classes will run for eight consecutive Thursday evenings 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.

Participants must be at least 16 years old and plan to attend all sessions.

For more information or to enroll in the training, contact Valerie Haseley, Niagara County project coordinator, at 286-8023. To register online, visit www.niagara.edu/bcs-enrollment.

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