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Nov. 2, 2017
 

Chandler Fire, Health & Medical offers free emergency preparedness training to residents in December
 
Chandler Emergency Preparedness TrainingThe Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department is offering a free training course in December for Chandler residents who want to learn how to take care of themselves, their family, neighborhood and the community during an emergency or disaster. This Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course provides volunteers with hands-on and classroom instruction over two consecutive Saturdays. Course topics include fire safety, light search and rescue, basic medical care and more.
 
Basic CERT training will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. The classes will be conducted at the Chandler Fire Training Center, 3550 S. Dobson Road. The training is free, but space is limited. To register, call 480-782-2120 or 
email ChandlerFire@chandleraz.gov.
 
The Basic CERT course teaches participants about the types of hazards that might affect Chandler, and examines the roles and responsibilities of various organizations within the community, such as police and fire departments, other government agencies, public utilities and non-profits. Constructing family emergency kits for home and vehicles is also a critical part of community preparedness.
 
“Here in Arizona we can sometimes experience strong storms, power outages and fires, along with the possibility of man-made threats,” said Chandler Battalion Chief Blas Minor. “Our emergency preparedness training gives residents information and coping skills to better take care of themselves and their family members for up to 72 hours following a natural or man-made disaster.”
 
For more information about Chandler Basic CERT training, visit chandleraz.gov/fire or call 480-782-2120.