The City of Buffalo is looking for a few good men, and women, and young adults too.
The City is partnering with Border Community Service at Niagara University to develop a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to assist emergency service personnel in the event of a major disaster here.
The free training program prepares you to help yourself, your family, and neighbors in the event of such an emergency. Pre-registration is required and will continue until January 29th. Participants must be at least 16 years of age and must attend all nine training sessions.
The first of the nine sessions begins on Wednesday, February 3rd, and runs through March 31st. Classes will be held from 6 to 9PM at the Buffalo Fire Department Hall adjacent to Engine 2, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Virginia Streets.
Training topics will include Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Light Search & Rescue, Emergency Medical Operations, Incident Command, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism Awareness, and wraps up with a Disaster Simulation exercise.
Interested parties should contact Dana Estrada, Project Coordinator for the City of Buffalo at 716.851.4299 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.