Fall CERT Basic Course planned for October 11

CERT members practice cribbing techniques to rescue a victim trapped under rubble. Photo by Peggy McGee

CERT members practice cribbing techniques to rescue a victim trapped under rubble. Photo by Peggy McGee

Peggy McGee

Mark your calendars for October 11, the start date of the next Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training course. Classes will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on October 11, 12, 18 and 19, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on October 21. The training will culminate with a pizza graduation party. All classes with be held 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.

While a background in disaster management or a medical field is a plus, it is certainly not mandatory. The course is designed to prepare anyone over the age of 18 to help family and neighbors until first responders arrive.

To register for this free course, please visit www.ggvcert.com. Deadline for registration is midnight, October 10. If you have any questions, contact John McGee at 520-207-6188 or [email protected] Follow Green Valley CERT on Facebook.

Everyone who completes the course and joins CERT will receive a certificate from the Green Valley Fire District.

Please consider joining fellow Quail Creek residents Dave and Kathe Alves, Rich Diou, Jamee Kahn, John and Peggy McGee and Ray Trombino by learning how to be ready to assist others in time of emergency.