Free emergency response training available for DeKalb residents

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DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Workshop. The nine-week workshop begins on June 15 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084.

Participants will learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs. The workshop will also train citizens to care for family members and neighbors.

Course topics include:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Medical operations
  • Light search and rescue operations
  • Disaster psychology
  • Team organization and terrorism
  • Autism awareness

The workshop is free for DeKalb County citizens and all participants must pass a background check. For more information or to register, contact Emergency Management Specialist, Thomas Paige at tpaige@dekalbcountyga.gov or 678-406-7858.

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