DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes.
The first nine-week class begins on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084.
A second nine-week CERT class begins on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.
Participants will learn what to do before, during and after a disaster. The training will also teach citizens to care for family members and neighbors.
Course topics include:
• Disaster preparedness
• Basic fire suppression
• Medical operations
• Light search-and-rescue operations
• Disaster psychology
• Team organization and terrorism
• Autism awareness
The class is free for DeKalb County citizens, and all participants must pass a background check. For more information or to register, contact Emergency Management Specialist Chayne Sparagowski at email@example.com or 770-724-7812.