Community Emergency Response Team Training Offered by Eureka Police Department
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is comprised of volunteers who completed a course of study outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security. These volunteers help public safety organizations within the community if a disaster strikes.
Ongoing training for the volunteers also is offered to keep them prepared.
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors, such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. This training will help Eureka citizens and their neighbors to help themselves and neighborhood.
CERT training hosted by the Eureka Police Department this spring will be conducted on the following dates:
Feb. 7: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Feb. 14: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Feb. 21: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Feb. 28: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 7: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 14: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 21: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 28: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
To register for CERT training, call Eureka Police Department at 636-938-6600.