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

LINCOLN PARK, MI — 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. Lincoln Park CERT’s mission is to train people to respond during disaster situations when professional responders may be overwhelmed by a large number of calls.  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 response, 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, October 19, 2018 and runs through Sunday, October 21, 2018. The training will be held at the Lincoln Park Community Policing Building, 1394 Cleophus Ave, Lincoln Park (Map). Upon completion of the training, students will have the option to become members of the Lincoln Park CERT Team.

Anyone interested in this course need to be over 18 years old,  a residents of Wayne County, pass a background check, and apply online at by going to http://www.lpcert.org and clicking on the Disaster Preparedness Training Link before October 1st. Students whom complete the course receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to join a CERT Team.  Additional training on First-Aid, CPR, AED operation will be scheduled following the completion of the training. 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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