North Okaloosa CERT will be offering the Basic Course on March 2-5 and 9-11, 2018. The Basic Course is the foundation of CERT training and covers topics such as first aid, disaster psychology, fire prevention and fire safety, disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and terrorism response. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and a CERT backpack of emergency supplies. The course is free and open to all adults, though a background check will be conducted to comply with county regulations. Trainees must attend all six sessions (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon for two weekends) to complete the course. For more information, contact North Okaloosa CERT at firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the course, click the Join button at the top of the webpage and scroll down to the sign-up form.
Current CERT members are encouraged to attend training as well, both to refresh skills and to help out with training.