Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to hold three days of training in November

For Immediate Release
Contact: Bryan King, Lincoln Park CERT, Acting CERT Commander, bdking@lpcert.org

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to hold three days of training in November

LINCOLN PARK, MICHIGAN — Lincoln Park’s Community Emergency Response Team is planning three days of training in November for potential new members. Lincoln Park’s CERT group comprises area residents trained to assist professional responders during both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Evening training will start on November 13, 2015 and the two all-day sessions will be November 14, 2015 and November 15, 2015. All sessions will be at the Community Policing Building, 1427 Cleophus, Lincoln Park, Michigan.

“We want to train another group of people who are able to respond in a disaster situation,” said Michael Parr, Coordinator for Lincoln Park CERT. “… In a disaster, professional responders may not be able to respond to basic issues in a timely manner.” This training is free of charge.

Day one will go over disaster preparedness and fire safety, day two will be light search and rescue and the final day will cover setting up for medical operations during a major disaster.

Parr said the third day will be a hands-on exam for volunteers. “This is their one chance to put everything together to see what they can do,” Parr said.

Those interested in joining need not be from Lincoln Park. Parr said the only requirements to become a member of Lincoln Park CERT is that anyone need to be over 18 years old, complete the CERT Basic training, be residents of Wayne County, and pass a background check. There also are CERT groups in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Allen Park – Melvindale, Huron Township, Taylor and many other downriver communities.

Anyone who wants to participate is asked to apply by November 1, 2015. More information on the group and how to apply can be found at lpcert.org or facebook.com/lpcert, or by emailing bdking@lpcert.org.

 

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