Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offering a FREE 6 week emergency preparedness course. They are giving graduates a free emergency preparedness backpack kit.
This CERT basic training is 6 Thursday evenings, September 18 through October 23 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. If you cannot attend all 6 classes, you will be able to attend a make-up class to fullfill the FEMA 20 hour requirement.
In the course you will learn how to take care of yourself and family after an emergency, especially the first 72 hours and maybe up to 10 days. You will learn what kits and food you should have on hand, how to use a fire extinquisher properly, basic first aid, light search & rescue and triage. After you have taken the series of class, the final class will be a simulated disaster drill on Saturday Novenber 1, 2014.
The course will be held in Concord at the Contra Costa County Fire Training Center. Concord residents and non Concord residents welcome! Space is limited!