Be a CERT Volunteer
During natural disasters and other catastrophic events, we know that our local emergency personnel may not be able to respond to every call for assistance for hours and sometimes even days. Each year, the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department offers its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for residents and business owners who are interested in helping the community in the time of need.
The five-week training class, which begins on Saturday, September 8th, is free and open to the public. Classes will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety, located at 4180 N.W. 120th Avenue, in Coral Springs.
CERT training (hands-on and classroom) is designed to provide volunteers with the basic skills they need to assist others during a disaster. In addition, certified CERT members are encouraged to assist the Fire Department by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects. Topics include: Disaster Preparedness, Search and Rescue, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations (including triage, hygiene, and basic first aid), Disaster Psychology, Damage Assessment, and Anti-Terrorism.
To register, please call (954) 971-7010 or go to margatecert.us.