Are you ready for a 'zombie apocalypse'?

Chances are if you’re ready to battle zombies, you’re ready to handle any emergency or disaster. Community preparedness starts with you, whether it’s for the walking dead, an extended power outage or a severe winter storm.

The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, basic injury assessment and medical treatment, search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology and much more.

The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training and pass a background check are eligible for team membership. 

Do your part to keep our region safe and prepared – and zombie-free! To indicate your interest in the free classes or for more information, contact WSC Coordinator Tricia Granfors at 440-716-4135 or granforst@north-olmsted.com. Space is limited. 

Training begins Saturday, Oct. 6. The five consecutive Saturday morning classes will be held at St. John Medical Center, 29000 Center Ridge Rd. and the City of Westlake Service Center, 741 Bassett Rd., from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tricia Granfors

The Westshore Regional CERT (WSC) is a (as of April 2011) 240 member nonprofit volunteer team under the Westshore Council of Governments. The national CERT program seeks to educate residents about disasters common or possible in their area through free 20-hour disaster preparedness training. US citizens over 18 who pass a background check are eligible for team membership. The WSC supplements emergency responders when needs outweigh resources.

Read More on Community Service
Volume 4, Issue 18, Posted 10:49 AM, 09.05.2012