FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2015
Are you ready for unexpected disasters? The City of Kansas City, Mo., Office of Emergency Management is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to help individuals prepare themselves and assist family members and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a major emergency such as a flood, heat wave, or tornado.
CERT participants will learn how to prepare a family disaster plan, assemble an emergency kit, and will acquire basic skills to aid themselves and others following a major emergency or disaster until professional responders arrive. The class emphasizes hands-on practice and concludes with a functional exercise.
The next CERT class will be held on three consecutive Saturdays; April 18, April 25 and May 2, 2015. The class is offered free of charge to anyone age 18 and over who lives or works in Kansas City, Missouri. Participants must attend all three courses to receive certification.
Emergency Management is proud to partner with the Fire Department, Police Department, Public Health Department, Missouri Gas Energy and Kansas City Power & Light to provide experienced responders as instructors and exercise controllers.
For more information or to sign up for the class contact the Kansas City, MO CERT Coordinator, Jennifer Fales, at 513-8602 or by email at Jennifer.Fales@kcmo.org.