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Worcester County offers free 8-week CERT training

3/20/14 | By http://baysideoc.com/d3panel/images/calendar.gif

NEWARK–Worcester County Emergency Services invites the public to participate in a free, eight-session Community Emergency Response Team course.

The training takes place at the Fire Training Center, located on Central Site Lane in Newark, on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., April 9 through May 21, with CPR training to take place during class on April 23.

CERT is an informative, hands-on, educational program packed with information to equip residents, who have no prior emergency medical training, to support their families and communities during a disaster. Participants will gain the decision-making and practical skills necessary to offer immediate assistance to those in need following an emergency until further help can arrive.

Participants will learn basic lifesaving skills, such as CPR/AED, First Aid and fire suppression. They will also learn to recognize both natural and manmade hazards.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to create disaster plans and supply kits and aid in responding to hazardous material emergencies.

Those who successfully complete the training will receive CPR and First Aid certification thorough the American Heart Association.

Space is limited to 20 individuals and is available on a first come, first served basis.

For more info or to register, contact Tom Kane at 410-632-3080 or  visit tkane@co.worcester.md.us.

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