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Training Announcement: Basic CERT Course Offered in York County


January 19, 2011


The York County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a basic CERT course at the North Berwick Fire Department.

CERT Basic Training: The purpose of this Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course is to provide citizens with the basic skills needed during a major disaster. This training will allow graduates to respond to the immediate need of their community in the aftermath of a major disaster - the time when emergency services may not be immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property by implementing the basic techniques taught in this course.

Course Outline:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Medical I & II
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • Fire Safety
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism & CERT
  • Final Disaster Simulation Exercise

The course will run the following dates:

  • February 11: 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • February 12: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • February 13: 8:00am-4:00pm



Pam L'Heureux, York County EMA


Last update: 07/20/10