Thursday, January 10, 2013
TIME TO BE TRAINED -- CERT TRAINING
CERT training available on March 9 & 10th. This class is part of a national program to train people how to prepare, mitigate and respond to natural and man made disasters. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
The class will be from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th, at the Berwyn Heights Town Hall. 5700 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740.
Please wear comfortable clothing and hard soled shoes.
There is no cost for this class. It is sponsored by Prince George’s County and the Town of Berwyn Heights CERT. Your attendance signifies your acceptance of this training and that you accept all liability and risks associated with it and that you will hold harmless all instructors, trainers, and the respective governments involved.
The attached link explains the program and history. http://www.citizencorps.gov/
You can register now, and there is still time to notify your co-workers, neighbors and family of this program.
Brian P. Gibson, Sr.
Chief of Police
Colmar Manor Police Department
3611 43rd. Ave.
Colmar Manor, MD 20722
As a long-time resident of Mount Rainier and a homeowner, it is important to me that municipal government be inclusive of all of its residents. It is equally important that information be communicated through all possible channel so that residents can get involved. It is also important for residents to volunteer and serve on committees, commissions, boards and task forces. I truly believe that municipal government is the government closes to the people, and as such should be easily accessible. This BLOG is another effort to reach out to the residents of Mount Rainier.