Graduates of the latest Barrow County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course received their completion certificates during the Nov. 10 meeting of the Winder City Council.
“This class was the largest we’ve had so far and it has been great having such a positive response from the community,” said Barrow County CERT president Bob Richardson.
The Barrow County CERT leaders are now gearing up for the next class which is tentatively scheduled to start in February 2010. The class will teach citizens how to be better prepared in case of a disaster and how to help families and neighbors after a disaster happens. CERT course include medical triage, small fire control as well as search and rescue. Students also learn how to mentally cope with the stress and challenges associated with a disaster.
To register for this class or to get more information, contact Janet Jeanes, CERT course director, at 770-868-7270 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the Barrow County CERT website at www.barrowcert.org. Class size is limited. Citizens interested in participating are encouraged to apply now.