Saturday, September 26, 2009

CERT Basic class opening up in Reston.


Hi folks!
We currently have the CERT 40 and 41 classes being taught at the fire academy. These are CERT 2 classes.
Were you aware we have a CERT basic class being taught right now, with another one starting up shortly? Were you aware of CERT basic? It's the same training the CERT 2's recieve, without the patient carries and lifting and cribbing portions. This makes the class mobile; we can take it to any community group that is interested in taking it.

Yes indeed, the CERT message of personal and family emergency preparedness is being spread far and wide throughout the county. CERT 39 is a Basic class which started on September 21st It is being taught in the south county/ Mount Vernon district by Terry, your volunteer PIO and Kevin, your victim actor coordinator. This class currently has 22 students; an impressive showing for the first county CERT training class in this area.

The great thing is; We have another CERT basic class (CERT 43) starting up October 5th, 2009 at the Lake Ann Community Center in Reston. This Basic class is being taught by our CERT trainers Donna and Denise. There are still some openings for students to take this class.

Do you know of people in the Herndon/Reston area that want to take CERT training? The training is free to Fairfax County residents 18 and older, and basic CERT gear is provided. If you know of anyone interested in taking CERT training, please have them contact Dana Powers at
dana.powers@fairfaxcounty.gov to sign up.

Thanks,
Terry
your volunteer PIO