Grand Island Community Emergency Response Team Reschedules Training
Due to scheduling conflicts of many potential
program participants, the spring offering of the Community Emergency Response
Team basic training course has been rescheduled to Thursday evenings
beginning on March 14 and running through April 18.
Trainings will be at
Grand Island City Hall, 100 E. First St., and will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end
at approximately 9 p.m.
The CERT Program educates people about
disaster preparedness and trains participants in basic disaster response
skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical
operations. Using the training gained from the program, CERT members can assist
others in neighborhoods or workplaces following an emergency and can take a
more active role in preparing the community to be prepared in times of
Graduates are qualified to apply for the Hall
County CERT Team and teens can establish a new Teen CERT team, which will
provide volunteer opportunities, as well as a chance for students to learn more
about careers in public safety.
Registration is free and open to teens and
adults. To register, simply contact the Emergency Management Department
or call 308-385-5360. Citizens can also follow the Emergency Management
Department on Facebook and Twitter @GIHallEMA.