Westshore CERT class begins Oct. 3

Westshore CERT members train in disaster preparedness. Photo by James MacMillan

Whether everyday emergencies like injuries, fires and outages, or large scale disasters, community preparedness starts with you. If you were there, would you be part of the problem or solution?

The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team is offering free classes on several disaster preparedness topics. The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Teens are welcome. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training, and pass a background check are eligible for team membership. Team membership is not required to participate in the free training. Visit westshorecert.org for more program and team information. 

Training begins Saturday, Oct. 3. The five consecutive Saturday morning classes will be held at St. John Medical Center and the Westlake Service Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All disasters are local. Do your part to keep your family and our neighborhoods safe and prepared. To register or for more information, email granforst@north-olmsted.com or call 440-716-4135. Space is limited.

Tricia Granfors

The Westshore Regional CERT (WSC) is a (as of August 2015) 230+ 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.

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