West Pierce Fire District 2 is hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Training Session.
West Pierce Fire District 2 invites citizens who live or work in the Lakewood area to attend our next session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes. Aimed at preparing groups of citizens in our community to prepare for and respond to disasters, the classes will follow a model developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offered in cities across the United States. The idea behind this model is to teach people in neighborhoods how to help each other in the first few minutes or hours following a disaster – before emergency responder are able to get to them to render professional help. In the classes, student will gain hands-on skills such as how to put out small fires, render first aid in a disaster situation, and perform light search and rescue.
The series of six classes will be held two evenings a week for three weeks, from 6:30 – 9:00pm, and will culminate in a practical exercise to be held on a Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Classes will be held at Fire District locations – see location notes below for each class. Instructors will be uniformed Firefighters with special experience in the particular area, or subject matter experts from other areas. The classes are free!
For up-to-date information regarding when the next session begins please contact the Fire Department. Contact information can be found in the C.E.R.T. Brochure .
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Pierce County Public Works
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