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Sheriff's Office conducting Community Emergency Response Training

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a nine-week session of classes on emergency response training beginning Wednesday, March 14 and continuing through May 19, 2018. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Applications must be completed and returned to 1411 Paul Kirkwold Drive before Friday, Jan. 19. 

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. Topics covered include: 

  • Disaster preparedness.
  • CERT organization.
  • Fire safety.
  • Light search and rescue.
  • Disaster psychology.
  • Disaster medical operations.
  • Terrorism. 

There is no charge for the training, materials or required equipment. All applicants must be Minnesota residents 18 years of age or older. More information and an application form can be found on the Community Emergency Response Team webpage

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:40 p.m.