DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) will host two free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training workshops with the first nine-week program beginning September 18, 2018. The training will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters in Tucker, Ga. A second nine-week CERT workshop will begin September 20, 2018, and will convene on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.
Participants can learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs covering topics including:
* Disaster preparedness
* Basic fire suppression
* Medical operations
* Light search and rescue operations
* Disaster psychology
* Team organization and terrorism
* Autism awareness
The workshops are free for DeKalb County citizens and all participants must pass a background check. To register, visit http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dema and click the Community Emergency Response Team menu option.