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CERT training open for new participants

The Community Emergency Response Team program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Initial CERT training will take place in November at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center, 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. The classes are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8 and 15. Students must attend all sessions listed in order to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old. If you would like to register, please contact Kimberly Schneider at kimberly.schneider@cobbcounty.org or at 770-499-4567.

Free emergency preparedness training in June

Cobb County will hold its Community Emergency Response Team training for three sessions on Saturdays in June and registration is ongoing. The CERT program trains people to be better prepared for emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.

CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. The classes will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m.June 7, 14 and 21, at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center. Members must attend all sessions to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The Emergency Operations Center is located at 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. The class size is limited, so if you would like to register for the program, contact Kimberly Schneider atkimberly.schneider@cobbcounty.org or 770-499-4567.

 

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CERT Training program still accepting participants

Cobb County will conduct its Community Emergency Response Team training for seven sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 7. The deadline to register will be close of business Monday, Jan. 6. The CERT program trains people to be prepared for emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.

CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. The classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28 at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center. Members must attend all sessions to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The Cobb Emergency Operations Center is at 140 N. Marietta Parkway. To register for the program, contact Kimberly Schneider at kimberly.schneider@cobbcounty.org or (770) 499-4567.

(Reprinted from The Marietta Daily Journal – Training program still accepting participants, December 31, 2013.)

CERT Course Offered

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course is a 20-hour program that trains people to be better prepared for response to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT  members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with nonemergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. CERT Classes will be held at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center which is at 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060. The schedule for the course will be:

  • Saturday, January 19th: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, January 26th: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, February 2nd: 9am-5pm

You must attend all sessions listed in order to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old and either live, work, or worship in Cobb County If you would like to register for the program or request additional information, please contact Kristin Branaum, Emergency Operations Center Program Coordinator, Cobb County Emergency Management Agency at Kristin. branaum@cobbcounty.org or at 770-499-4567.

(Reprinted from the January 2013 issue of EAST COBBER.) 

REGISTER BY AUGUST 27th FOR SEPTEMBER CERT CLASSES

Cobb Emergency Response Team (CERT) Initial Training Class, sponsored by the Cobb County emergency Management Agency, provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to gain knowledge about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  To participate, you must be at least 16 years of age and either live, work, or worship in Cobb County. Classes are free.  Advance registration required by Monday, August 27, 2012.  Classes will be held at the Cobb Emergency Management Agency, 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Class schedule is:

Tuesday, September 4: 6pm-9pm

Thursday, September 6: 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, September 11: 6pm-9pm

Thursday, September 13: 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, September 18: 6pm-9pm

Thursday, September 20: 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, September 25: 6pm-9pm

More info:  Kristin Branaum, 770-499-4567 or kristin.branaum@cobbcounty.org.

Register by July 23rd for August CERT classes

Cobb Emergency Response Team (CERT) Initial Training Class, sponsored by the Cobb County emergency Management Agency, provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to gain knowledge about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  To participate, you must be at least 16 years of age and either live, work, or worship in Cobb County. Classes are free.  Advance registration required by July 23.  Classes will be held at the Cobb Emergency Management Agency, 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Class schedule is:

Wednesday, August 1: 9am-3pm

Wednesday, August 8: 9am-3pm

Wednesday, August 15: 9am-3pm

Wednesday, August 22: 9am-3pm

More info:  Kristin Branaum, 770-499-4567 or kristin.branaum@cobbcounty.org.