Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fairfax County CERT Enters New Training Partnership

Fairfax County CERT has entered into a new training partnership with the City of Alexandria, Virginia to train CERT students located in the south section of Fairfax County. This new training partnership will commence with the upcoming spring 2008 Fairfax County CERT training schedule.

Fairfax County CERT will be teaching three new classes starting March 17th, 2008. Two of the classes will be held at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. The other will be held at the city of Alexandria Fire Academy with portions of this class being held at the at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. This class will be taught by a mix of instructors from Fairfax County fire and rescue and Alexandria city fire department.

The new training partnership will introduce interoperability between Fairfax county CERT and Alexandria city CERT where none has existed previously. The new agreement ensures the best possible training for CERT members in the south Fairfax county area. This also ensures the most efficient use of Citizen Corps program funding.

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