CRESTVIEW — The North Okaloosa Community Emergency Response Team will conduct basic certification training. CERT members help emergency responders in the first 72 to 96 hours after a natural or human-made disaster.
Training hours are 7-10 p.m. Sept. 22; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23; 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24; and 7-10 p.m. Sept. 29; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30; and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 1. All meetings are at the Crestview Fire station No. 1 at 312 Woodruff Ave. N.
Attendance at all six sessions are required for certification. Training is free and available for any adult citizen age 18 or over. No special skills or experience are required.
Topics include first aid, disaster psychology, fire prevention and fire safety, disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and terrorism. Completion of the class does not create any obligation to become part of North Okaloosa CERT, but it does qualify the student to be part of any Community Emergency Response Team in the country.
Pre-registration is required. Fill out the CERT application at https://okaloosaflcert.samariteam.com/Default.aspx to register.
Email NOkaloosacert@gmail.com for details.