This September, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer a free, 20-hour training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster.
The training consists of both practical exercises and classroom instruction, and includes:
- Recognizing types of hazards
- Disaster medical operations
- Fire safety
- Light search and rescue
- Lift and carries
- Debris removal techniques
- Door breaching
Training will take place at the Charles P. Dougherty Sr. Center located at 508 Lambert Avenue in Mount Ephraim, and will take place on the following dates and times:
- Friday, September 10: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday, September 11: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, September 12: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Once initial training is completed, participants will be eligible for additional skills training throughout the year. Pre-registration is required in order to participate. Participants under the age of 18 must also receive parent/guardian permission to attend.
Anyone who is interested in training and joining the CERT Team should register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 6, 2021.