“Do you know what to do when a disaster strikes? Are you able to help yourself, your family and neighbors during natural and man-made emergencies?”
More than 1,000 York County residents have already participated in free disaster preparedness training — but it’s being offered again to those who want to learn how to protect themselves, according to a news release from York Fire/Rescue Services.
The program offered through Homeland Security is CERT — Community Emergency Response Team — and it’s available to any resident 18 and older.
The 20 to 22 hours of classroom education include:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety and Suppression
- Disaster Medical Operations – Assessment, Treatment, and Life Threatening Injuries
- Light Search and Rescue
- Team Organization
- Animals In A Disaster
- Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism and CERT
Classes are 6:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3, and 10 at City Fire Station 9, 800 Roosevelt Avenue. Registration is due Aug. 1. Call Mike Shanabrook at 717-849-2441 for more information.