Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will host a free CERT training course beginning Jan. 17, 2012, at the St. Johnsburg Fire Co., located at 7165 Ward Road, in North Tonawanda (Wheatfield).
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction as well as a disaster training exercise that is designed to prepare participants to help themselves, their family and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Individuals can make a difference by using CERT to save lives and protect property in their neighborhood.
The classes will run for eight consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and culminate in a disaster simulation on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.