CERT Training Offered This Fall
Posted at 1:45 p.m.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and also trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
With this training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available.
- CERT Class 100 at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy
Monday, Wednesday, 9/14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 and 10/5 — 7-10:30 p.m.
- CERT Class 101 at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy
Monday, Wednesday, 10/14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 11/2 and 11/4 — 7-10:30 p.m.
- CERT Class 102 at the Old Firehouse Teen Center
Tuesday, 9/22, 29, 10/6, 13, 20, 27 and 11/3 — 7-10 p.m.
- CERT Class 103 at the Lorton Volunteer Fire Department
Wednesday, 9/23, 30, 10/7, 14, 21, 28, 11/4 and 11/11 — 7-10 p.m.
CERT training does not require any special physical strength or agility and is free. The CERT program also provides personal protective equipment for the training that students keep.
Those who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to reduce the effects of hazards.