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Sheriff's Office conducting Community Emergency Response Training

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a nine-week series of classes beginning Wednesday, March 15 through Wednesday, May 10. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Class locations will alternate between Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights.  

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site. 

CERT basic training is nine weeks in length. The subject matters covered are:

  • Disaster Preparedness.
  • CERT Organization.
  • Fire Safety.
  • Light Search and Rescue.
  • Disaster Psychology.
  • Disaster Medical Operations.
  • Terrorism. 

There is no charge for the training. All applicants must be Minnesota residents 18 years of age or older. More information and an application form can be found on the Ramsey County Sheriff's webpage. 

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 8:56 a.m.