DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes.
The first nine-week class begins on Sept. 5 and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.
A second nine-week CERT class for the deaf and hearing-impaired, with certified American Sign Language interpreters, will begin on Sept. 7 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.
Participants will learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs. The training will also teach citizens to care for family members and neighbors.
Course topics include:
- Disaster preparedness
- Basic fire suppression
- Medical operations
- Light search and rescue operations
- Disaster psychology
- Team organization and terrorism
- Autism awareness
The workshop is free for DeKalb County citizens, and all participants must pass a background check. For more information or to register, contact Emergency Management Specialist Thomas Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-406-7858.