Citizens can learn how to help others
West Chester, PA – Chester County Department of Emergency Services will be holding a Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) beginning April 9, 2015 at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville, PA. There is no cost for this course and citizens can register by going to destraining.chesco.org or calling 610-344-5540.
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills; such as fire safety, basic medical care and other skills needed to help themselves and their neighbors during an emergency. “Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately during a disaster, a citizen can make a difference by using their CERT training to help save lives and protect property,” said Robert Kagel, Director of Emergency Services.
Once trained, CERT members are also encouraged to support and volunteer with their local emergency response agencies and by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness in their community.
Registration ends on March 31, 2015. There are still seats available for this Course.