North Hempstead – With Hurricane Irene affecting our community last year and the likelihood that we may face more severe weather in the coming years, it’s important for residents to be prepared. To help you do this the Councilwoman along with Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management is sponsoring a course in Port Washington to become a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Member.
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response and recovery skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The training will give you some peace of mind; help you, your family, and your community. You can make a difference.
The course begins Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The course is three hours per class for six nights, once a week. There is no fee for the class.
Class1: Wednesday, March 21st - Intro to ICS & CERT Organization
Class 2: Wednesday, March 28th - Fire Suppression & Radio
Class 3: Wednesday, April 4th - Disaster Medical Operations I & II
Class 4: Wednesday, April 18th - Light Search and Rescue
Class 5: Wednesday, April 25th - Sheltering Introduction
Class 6: Wednesday, May 2nd - Terrorism, Disaster Psychology