The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will become a regular event each Spring and Fall in our community. The training is open to any person 15 years of age or older at no cost. CERT training teaches individuals to care for themselves and their families and neighbors in a disaster. Graduates can play an active role in DEMA and be available to assist First Responders (Fire, Police, EMS) in certain situations.

Free Disaster Training for Dillsburg Area Residents

Earthquakes- Floods- Power Outages….how will you react?

Learn to prepare by enrolling in the popular Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered at no charge to our community and sponsored by NEMA, the Northern York County Unified Emergency Management Agency.

 The CERT program is designed for the average citizen- NO SPECIAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED.  Trainees must be 15 years of age.

Learn basic skills such as fire suppression, basic first aid and triage, search and rescue, and caring for animals in disasters.  Local professionals will teach you in a relaxed, family oriented environment.  The curriculum includes 15 hours of instruction including lecture, powerpoints and hands-on training.  A simulated disaster is discussed and a mock drill allows you to practice your skills.

All CERT graduates receive a certificate, a CERT skills manual, and a backpack filled with emergency tools and supplies.

Enroll now by calling 502-8720 by April 30, 2013.  

Training dates:  May 7, 9, 14, 16 and 18.  Tuesday and Thursday sessions run from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Saturday session runs from 8:00 to noon.  Location: Northern York County SD Sports and Learning Center.