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Free emergency preparation, response training offered by Sheriff's Citizen Corps
by Tribune Staff
Sep 04, 2013 | 1330 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO -- Washoe County residents who want to be better prepared for an emergency are invited to participate in free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Corps during the last two weekends in September.

CERT training is conducted by Citizen Corps staff and volunteers along with appropriate subject matter experts. Topics include disaster preparedness, emergency medical techniques, fire safety, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism awareness.  

The training is free and trainees are not required to become a Citizen Corps volunteer in order to enroll.

This 26-hour training course takes place over two consecutive weekends: Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 21 and Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28.

No special skills are required. Children 12-15 may participate with parent’s supervision, and teens ages 16-17 with parent’s permission. To enroll in this free training, call (775) 325-6927 or (775) 325-6928, or email: drussell@washoecounty.us.

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