POMEROY — The Meigs County Citizens Corps Council and the Meigs County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training during the month of March for the second straight year.
Awards were recently presented to individuals who took part in last year’s training and help with damage assessments during the wind storms last summer.
Award recipients were Teresa Smith, Tina Carson, Lisa Smith, Russ Carson, Steven Grady, John Smith and Robin Dorst.
This year the training will take place over four sessions, with attendance required at all four sessions to complete the course.
CERT is a concept that was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The program is designed to help citizens understand and prepare for their roles in disaster situations.
The program is designed to instruct people about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number in emergency and disaster situation.
CERT training is a challenging program that takes place over several days. Each day includes training and hands-on activities.
Participants will learn to size up an emergency situation, manage utilities and extinguish small fires, use first aid to treat three medial killers, understand disaster psychology, and search for and rescue victims safely.
Classes will take place from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. All sessions will take place at the Courthouse Annex Basement Conference Room located at 117 East Memorial Drive in Pomeroy, Ohio.
There is no charge to attend the trainings, and what is learned may saves a life.You must be 18 years old or older to take the training.
Registration must be completed by March 1.
To register contact Russ Carson at the Meigs County EMA. Carson can be reached by phone at (740) 992-4541, by fax at (740) 992-9582, or by email at email@example.com. Registration can also be sent by mail to Meigs County Citizen Corps, Meigs County EMA, 117 E. Memorial Drive, Suite 4, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.