Park Count CERT Training Accepting Applications
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 3, 2020
Are you calm in crisis? Do you like to take charge when the situation calls for leadership? Then CERT needs you.
The Park County Sheriff Division of Park County Homeland Security is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for the Park County Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT for short. The national program trains citizens in disaster preparedness that could impact their homes and communities. There are over 2,700 local programs nationwide and more than 600,000 people have trained since CERT became a national program.
In Park County, those disasters could ever everything from wildfires, dams bursting, or evening the looming super-volcano next door. In a more practical sense, CERT volunteers will be trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Participants will have the opportunity to be a part of disaster recovery in our community and see the positive impacts of their assistance.
For more information including a training outline and application, visit the Homeland Security website at http://www.parkcounty.us/OHS/cert.html and click on the links at the bottom of the page. Interested individuals should contact Park County Sheriff Division of Homeland Security at 307-527-1860 to register and reserve their spot. Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.