Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Spring 2019 Class

Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2019 CERT Course! The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the City of Alexandria and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as damage assessment, extinguishing small fires, perform light search and rescue, triage, first aid, and how to provide much needed assistance in times of crisis! The CERT program trains community members to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in Alexandria. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders by providing immediate assistance to victims and organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also participate in non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
Classes will take place each Thursday nights (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) beginning April 4 and through May 9, plus Saturday, May 11 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM). The program is open to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or owns a business in the City of Alexandria. Classes will take place at the Sheriff's Public Safety Center 2003 Mill Road, EOC Room 3200 Alexandria, VA 22314 (unless otherwise noted).
For specific questions please contact Ray Whatley at ray.whatley@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5266. The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail ray.whatley@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5266.
All participants are required to attend all classes and the final exercise on Saturday, May 11. Please make sure to add all the classes to your calendar. Classes will be held on the following dates. 4/4/2019 7-10 PM 4/11/2019 7-10 PM 4/18/2019 7-10 PM 4/25/2019 7-10 PM 5/2/2019 7-10 PM 5/9/2019 7-10 PM Final Exercise Saturday 5/11/2019 8 AM -12 PM
If you will be unable to attend classes this Spring another class will be held this fall. Dates will be published after the Spring 2019 CERT class graduates.
The Deadline to sign up for the Spring 2019 CERT class is March 29, 2019.

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