Free emergency response training set for DeKalb residents

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DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency is hosting two free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Workshops.

The first nine-week workshop begins on April 3 and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker.

A second nine-week CERT workshop begins on April 5 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m. at DeKalb Fire Rescue Headquarters.

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

Course topics include:

Free emergency response training set for DeKalb residents

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

The workshop is free for DeKalb County citizens. All participants must pass a background check. To register, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dema and click the CERT menu option. For more information, contact Emergency Management Specialist Thomas Paige at tpaige@dekalbcountyga.gov or 678-406-7858.

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