Tag: CERT

CERT to Offer Basic Course in the Fall

Peggy McGee The Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently elected a new board for its council. In true Quail Creek fashion, to help when there is a need, five of the seven council members are Quail Creek residents. Their first order of business was to finalize plans for their next basic training…

CERT to Offer Basic Course

John McGee Mark your calendars. The Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be offering another basic training course in the spring. The training will be in two phases, online and in-person. The online section of the training will be available starting March 1. Students must complete the online training by April 8.…

CERT to Offer Basic Course

John McGee The Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be offering a basic training course this fall. The training will be in two phases. Students must complete the first phase online by Oct. 13. Online training topics include: disaster preparedness, the CERT Organization, disaster medical, disaster psychology, fire safety, light search and…

CERT Plans First Annual Preparedness Fair

Peggy McGee In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be hosting its first annual Preparedness Fair on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Center, 1111 S. GVR Dr., in Green Valley. Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring…

CERT to offer free basic training course in October

As part of their graduation exercise, students had to demonstrate how to use cribbing material to rescue someone trapped under a pile of debris. Photo by Peggy McGee.

Peggy McGee The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be offering its free basic training course beginning on Oct. 9. Students will meet from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16, and 17. The final class and practical exercise will take place on Saturday morning, Oct. 19. All sessions will be held at the Green Valley Fire District headquarters…

CERT training schedule for the month of March

Peggy McGee Quail Creek residents Kathe Alves, Bob Granger, John McGee and Ray Trombino will be among the instructors for the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training course. This free course will prepare the graduates to help their families and neighbors in time of a natural or man-made disaster. A train derailment could…

CERT graduates new team members

  Peggy McGee Two Quail Creek residents, Bob and Cindy Granger, were among the 11 graduates who completed the Community Emergency Response Team basic training course in March. This comprehensive course prepared the graduates to conduct light search and rescue operations, perform triage and minor first aid, identify potential hazards after a natural or man-made…

March CERT course planned

Peggy McGee Was the last time you learned some basic first aid techniques when you were in scouts? Do you know how to cut off the gas to your house in case of an emergency? Do you like to help others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Community Emergency Response…

Fall CERT Basic Course planned for October 11

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…

Residents support CERT

Susan Allen had a compound fracture of her left leg; photo by John McGee.

Peggy McGee Quail Creek resident Rich Diou was among the six graduates from the recent Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training course.  The 20-hour course was held at the Green Valley Fire District Training Center. At the conclusion of the training that covered such topics as disaster preparedness, terrorism and disaster medical operations among…