Lancaster OEM to hold citizen preparedness course beginning Sept. 20
Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and run for eight consecutive Thursdays evenings. The class will culminate in a disaster simulation on Nov. 10. The course will be held at the Lancaster Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at 321 Columbia Ave., Depew.
CERT Training is a free citizen preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction. Topics covered include:
• Emergency Preparedness
• Fire Safety
• Emergency Medical Operations I & II
• Light Search and Rescue
• CERT Team Organization & ICS 100: Incident Command System
• Disaster Psychology
• Terrorism and CERT
• Course Review and Simulated Disaster Exercise
Through personal education, training and volunteer service, every individual can make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to various threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds. CERT, developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is one of the primary programs offered to the American public to meet this challenge.
Training is open to all interested individuals over the age of 16 and all classes must be attended.
For more information or to enroll contact Dana Estrada, executive director, Border Community Service of Niagara University at 205-0075 or email: email@example.com. Individuals can also register online at www.niagara.edu/bcs-enrollment/. Please indicate you are enrolling in the Lancaster course.