Register Now for Upcoming CERT Training Classes
Posted at 11 a.m.
If you have been waiting to take a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class, there are several upcoming training dates.
- CERT 92 – At the Burke Conservancy. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 7-9:30 p.m., March 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 25, 30 and April 1. (Register for CERT class 92)
- CERT 93 – At the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. Classes are Wednesday from 7-10:30 p.m., March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, and 29. (Register for CERT class 93)
- CERT 94 – At the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 7-10:30 p.m., April 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20. (Register for CERT class 94)
- CERT 95 – At the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Classes are on Thursday from 7-10:30 p.m., March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. (Register for CERT class 95)
The CERT training program is designed to prepare you in the event of a disaster to help yourself, your family and your neighbors. Through CERT, you can learn about disaster preparedness and receive low-impact training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. This will enable you to provide immediate assistance and critical support before emergency responders arrive on the scene.
Classroom instruction also incorporates some hands-on skill development and experience in conducting a search and victim assessment.
If you have already taken a CERT class, pass along this information to your friends and family so that they can register for this valuable training and be ready too!
For more information, contact the Fire and Rescue Department Volunteer Liaison’s office at 703-246-4683, TTY 711.