CERT Basic Course set for September 7

Karl Holmstrom and Rachel Ramsower tend to victim Doug Dorsey’s many injuries during a recent CERT training class; photo by John McGee.

Karl Holmstrom and Rachel Ramsower tend to victim Doug Dorsey’s many injuries during a recent CERT training class; photo by John McGee.

Peggy McGee

The Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will begin its basic training course on Wednesday, September 7 at the Green Valley Fire District HQ, 1285 W Camino Encanto. This five day course will cover disaster preparedness, terrorism, disaster medical operations, community planning, psychological reaction to disasters and many more topics.

What type disasters could happen in the local area? A train carrying hazardous materials could derail. There could be forest fires after our particularly dry winter and spring.

The local CERT could especially use more EMT and nurses as well as those familiar with disaster management. Retired medical and law enforcement personnel as well as firefighters would make ideal members of the team. This training would also be appropriate for anyone willing to help neighbors until first responders arrive.

Classes will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on September 7, 8, 14, and 15 and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 17.

Consider joining other Quail Creek residents by becoming a CERT volunteer to help out first responders and residents in case of a natural or man-made disaster. To register for this free course, please visit www.ggvcert.com. Deadline for registration is midnight, September 6. Follow Green Valley CERT on Facebook. Questions? Contact John McGee at 520-207-6188/[email protected]