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In an emergency, you want to be the one helping, not the one needing help! Don’t be a victim!

January 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:18:26 -0500
From: Terry Schmidt
Subject: Don’t be a victim!

In an emergency, you want to be the one helping, not the one needing help! Don’t be a victim!

Hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, landslides, power outages, evacuations, and hazardous material spills raged across the US in 2017. Trained community members assisted our professional first responders with first aid, shelter operations, transportation, and emergency communications.

CERT
CERT (https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team) is a national program that educates individuals on how to respond to emergencies that impact their local area, with classes in basic disaster skills: fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. CERT volunteers can assist their communities following a disaster or other emergency when professional responders are not immediately available everywhere they are needed. CERT members, even if not part of a formal team, are a vital part of sustaining our neighborhoods in a crisis.

CERT members participate in a variety of roles to the level of their physical abilities, so all are welcome!

HAM RADIO AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
– – Are you a ham radio operator?
If you are a ham and are interested in supporting emergency communications in the County, please come to the CERT / emergency comm meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center, 297 West Street in Pittsboro.

    • Would you like to become a ham radio operator?
      If you are interested in becoming a ham radio operator, please come to the CERT / emergency comm meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center, 297 West Street in Pittsboro.

DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ON CERT?
– – Then come to the CERT / emergency comm meeting on Wednesday,
January 17 at the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center, 297 West
Street in Pittsboro.

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME CERT TRAINED?
– – The first class of 2018 will be held February 28, March 1, and March 2 at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. Registration is FREE and open to anyone who is 16 years old or older. Teens under 16 may participate in the training if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign up at
https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=107980.

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Terry Schmidt

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