York Fire/Rescue Services to offer Community Emergency Response Team training

Volunteers work during a terrorism drill in Fairview Township several years ago. Do you know what you would do in an emergency? DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- FILE

Volunteers work during a terrorism drill in Fairview Township several years ago. Do you know what you would do in an emergency? DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE

“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. 

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.
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