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LINCOLN PARK, MI — Wayne County residents are invited to register for the free CERT Disaster Preparedness Course. Students enrolled in this course learn disaster preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and more. The three-day course is designed to provide the basic skills needed in major disaster, which increases the ability people to survive until first responders or other assistance arrives.

The course begins on Friday, June 23, 2017 and runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. The training will be held at the Community Policing Building, 1394 Cleophus Ave, Lincoln Park (Map). “In the early minutes, hours and possibly days of these disasters, professional emergency responders may not be able to reach all citizens due to the number of emergency situations or road conditions,” said Michael Parr, Coordinator for Lincoln Park CERT.  “Our mission is to train people to respond during disaster situations when professional responders may be overwhelmed by a large number of calls.”

Anyone interested in this course need to be over 18 years old, residents of Wayne County, pass a background check, and apply online by June 15th.  The course registration form is located online at http://www.lpcert.org/preparednesstraining/. Students whom complete the course receive a Certificate of Completion and may join either Lincoln Park CERT or another city’s CERT program. Additional training on First-Aid, CPR, AED operation will be scheduled following the completion of the training.

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