Join your community emergency response team
Tempe Fire Department, along with the Scottsdale Fire Department, will offer emergency preparation training for residents and community members beginning Oct. 4.
The training is part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) federal initiative.
“CERT volunteers are trained by fire department personnel in areas like disaster preparedness, fire safety, treating injuries, and search and rescue, in hopes that they will be able to put these skills to use in the event of large scale and daily emergencies,” a press release states.
Classes will be 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 8 at the Thomas A. Hontz Police and Fire Training Facility, 911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe. A final drill will take place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 10. Classes are free, but advance registration required. Participants do not have to be Tempe or Scottsdale residents.
To sign up for the upcoming CERT classes, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/emergencies/EMHSTraining/Register