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January 21, 2014 7:00pm–10:00pm

Free Disaster Response Training: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

United States

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Are you prepared for disaster? The Fairfax County CERT program trains people to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of disaster. In 7 weeks of classroom and hands-on training, students learn disaster preparedness and response skills like fire suppression, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. The training is free to residents of Fairfax County 18 years and up. Students will receive a free backpack of response gear.

Training meets weekly for 7 weeks. There are two classes, each meeting from 7pm-10pm at the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Academy:

* Tuesday nights, beginning Jan. 21

* Wednesday nights, beginning Jan. 22

At the end of training, students will use all their skills in a graduation exercise, responding to a simulated disaster.

To Register, Email: Jeffrey Katz, [email protected]

For More Information: http://fairfaxcountycert.blogspot.com/2013/12/register-now-for-2014-cert-classes.html

About Fairfax County CERT

Fairfax County CERT is a volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, as part of a program administered through FEMA to increase community preparedness for disasters. CERT classes take place at the Fire & Rescue Academy (the same place where firefighters train) twice per year, with additional training classes offered in community locations throughout Fairfax County.

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