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Maricopa Community Emergency Response Team – March FEMA Classes
Mar 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pmFree
The Maricopa Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of the Fire/Medical Department will have its next FEMA class March 7-30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 pm and final, disaster simulation test on Saturday, April 9th, spanning 6 weeks. Training classes are free and materials and equipment provided at the Maricopa Fire/Medical Dept. administration building at 20340 North Estrella Parkway, Maricopa.
CERT trains individuals to help themselves, family and their community during an emergency like a disaster, fire, terrorist attack, or other emergencies. CERT assists the most amount of people in the least amount of time when emergency services are unavailable. Training includes disaster preparedness, CERT organizational leadership, first aid, disaster medical operations, fire safety and utility control, light search and rescue, small fire extinguishing, terrorism psychology, teamwork and the final, practical exam in “Disasterville.”
To become a qualified CERT team member, individuals must complete the required FEMA training course and final, practical exam. Then, individuals may apply to become a CERT team member and participate in support activities of the Fire/Medical Department and city activities. Free follow-up training classes and exercises are provided.
Interested, community minded individuals may apply on the city website using the CERT class application form or contact Fire Marshall Eddie Rodriguez at Eddie.email@example.com 520-251-0024.