Daviess County EMA Offering CERT Training

Daviess County EMA is offering a class to teach residents how to prepare and respond to disasters and emergencies.

Daviess County Emergency Management is now accepting applications for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

The training is free and upon completion will receive a backpack stocked with safety equipment and medical supplies.

The purpose of the training is to teach residents how to take care of themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster before emergency responders can arrive.

The training begins Thursday, September 1 for eight consecutive Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Training will consist of disaster preparedness, utility shut-off, basic fire suppression, basic first aid, search and rescue, terrorism awareness, disaster psychology, team organization, and a final drill exercising the skills learned.

All classes are taught by professionals in emergency services and other agencies active in emergency preparedness.

If you'd like more information or to sign up, call Daviess County EMA at (270) 685-8448.

(This story was originally published July 20, 2017)

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