O’Fallon-area residents and employees are encouraged to enroll in learning practical, hands-on disaster preparedness skills through the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The free training is available to groups as well as individuals. Find out how to involve everyone in your household in responding safely to a range of natural disasters and emergency situations. The 20-hour course,which includes free training materials, will be taught on September 26, 27 and 28. It will cover these topics, and more:
- Basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
- Disaster preparedness and kits
- Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue and extinguish small fires
- Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster
The CERT session will be held 6-10 p.m. Friday (September 26), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (September 27), and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (September 28) in the Public Works Building at 1089 Public Service Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Graduates will be invited to learn more and practice their skills and with free monthly training and exercises.