Sunday, April 29, 2012

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Tillicum Training Session – free! June 5 – June 23, 2012


C.E.R.T
(Community Emergency Response Team)
Tillicum Training Session – free!
                                        June 5 – June 23, 2012  
West Pierce Fire & Rescue 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 following a disaster – before emergency responders 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 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 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 The Tillicum Baptist church and the final drill at West Pierce Fire Station 21– 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!

Tuesday evening,
6:30 – 9:00pm
Thursday evening,
6:30 – 9:00pm
Saturday,
10:00am – 2:00pm
June 5
Disaster Preparedness & CERT Organization
Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood

June 7
Fire Safety
Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood


June 12
Disaster Medical 1
Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood

June 14
 Disaster Medical 2
Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood


June 19
Light Search & Rescue

Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood

June 21
CERT Psychology &  Terrorism
Location: Tillicum Baptist Church
8415 Maple ST SW, Lakewood

June 23
EXERCISE
Location: WPFR Fire Station 21
5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW

We will accept up to 25 students in this series of classes.  There is no prerequisite, other than a desire to learn and help others.  It is important that if you enroll, you be available to attend all sessions to receive the CERT certificate.  To enroll, contact West Pierce Fire & Rescue at (253) 983-4580 or cert@westpierce.org

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