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. firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-499-4567.
(Reprinted from the January 2013 issue of EAST COBBER.)