Emergency response training to be offered in Randall

Residents in Kenosha County and the surrounding areas who would like to learn how to be prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities are invited to attend a free training course.

SEWICC is now accepting registrations for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to he held Friday, Feb. 26t from 7  to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Randall  Fire Department.

The CERT program teaches citizens how to not only be prepared for emergencies, but also how to assist their families, neighbors and co-workers when emergencies or disasters strike. CERT is a national training program that prepares citizens to respond to both man-made and natural disasters.

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The CERT training is a two and a half day class. The training includes presentations, discussions and hands-on experience in topics ranging from first-aid, and fire suppression to search & rescue. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and take an active role in preparing their community.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Participants should plan on attending all three days. Please contact Cathy laFaive-markstrom at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc., at cmarkstrom@volunteercenterofracine.org or at 262-886-9612 to register.

Citizen Corps provides citizen awareness & disaster trianing services to the community. SEWICC serves both Racine & Kenosha Counties through the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc., more information can be found at www.citizencorps.gov.


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