Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will host two free CERT training courses this May in Niagara County.
Classes at Wrights Corners Fire Company, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport, start May 1 and run nine consecutive Tuesday nights (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.), culminating with a disaster simulation June 26.
Classes at Cambria Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Cambria (Lockport), take place for nine straight Thursday evenings (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) beginning May 3, and end with a disaster simulation June 28.
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 community members to help themselves, their family and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Individuals can make a difference by using CERT Training to save lives and protect property in their neighborhoods.
CERT training topics include:
Participants must be at least 16 years old and plan to attend all sessions.
To enroll in the course, register online at www.niagara.edu/bcs-enrollment. Please indicate which class you are enrolling in. For more information, contact Valerie Haseley, Niagara County project coordinator, at 716-205-0076 or [email protected].
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.