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Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT

 

 

   I am now taking names for a CERT class coming up in September.  It will be held on a Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday.

The dates are September 25th, 26th & 27th and location is South Shore Fire Dept Training Room at 2801 89th St, Sturtevant 53177. If you are interested in attending this 20 hour class please email me with your name, address, email address and phone number.

My email address is mmoon@volunteerracine.org

Please click here for a link to the flyer for this class

 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program, provided by the Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc., educates individuals and businesses in disaster preparedness by teaching the basics of first-aid, triage, fire-suppression, light search-and-rescue, cribbing, disaster psychology and team organization.  The training is free and provided by current and former police, firefighting, EMT and military professionals.  It is available to all ages.  In the event of an emergency, CERT-trained volunteers can assist their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers if professional responders are not immediately available.  If you are interested in becoming a CERT member, please contact Moira Moon at 262-886-9612 or mmoon@volunteerracine.org.

 

Red Cross Needs CERT Trained Disaster Action Team Members ASAP!

Red Cross volunteers needed in the areas of Disaster Action Team members, Fire Surveyors, and Caseworkers. If interested contact Danielle Ferguson, DAT Coordinator at fergusond@wi-redcross.org or at 1-800-236-8680.

The worst time of year for house fires starts with the first cold snap of the year (that is already here) and goes until the end of February. DAT members assist with handing out blankets, food, etc at the scene of fires around the county and the Red Cross would like DAT members to have CERT training for safety reasons (remember, you will be on the scene of fires assisting victims) and they are already in need for the winter!

 

Links for More Information

CERT
Facebook
Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps Council
Citizen Corps Program
Fire Corps
Medical Reserve Corps
USAonWatch Neighborhood Watch Programs
Volunteers in Police Service
Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS)
List of Citizen Corps affiliate programs
Kenosha County Emergency Management