Crestview Emergency Response Team offers free training (DOCUMENT)

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 01:22 PM.

 CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is offering free basic CERT training course starting on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The basic training course will discuss fire safety,  disaster preparedness and rescue operations among other topics.

This will be the first time that CERT has offered the course, Mark Brown, team chief for Crestview CERT, said.

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"The program consists of 20 hours of training and emphasizes hands-on practice," Brown said in an email. "Classes are taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel."

The free training courses continue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 24. The final exercise and graduation is 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25.

The training is projected to take place at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive. Should the location change participants will be notified by event organizers. 

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