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Community Connection: CERT Training

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 18:09:11-05

GREAT FALLS — Jenny Watson and Ashley Jaeger visited KRTV to talk about the upcoming training for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

The training will be on April 22, 23, 24, and it will be conducted at the county DES offices at 521 1st Avenue NW.

Organized under Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services, we are available for dispatch to any disaster situation to support emergency services personnel. We provide support to the City/County Health Department for local services such as the annual flu shot clinic and staff the first aid booth during the State Fair. We participate in various community health, welfare and safety events and provide speakers to civic and social groups. The program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

For more information, call Jenny at 403-1454, the CERT office at 454-6900, or email cascadecert@outlook.com