Cochise County offers free disaster response courses

The last of three Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held in Douglas next month.


The classes will end with a course review and disaster simulation.   File photo

The last of three Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be held in Douglas next month. 

The course is open to the public and is intended to help area citizens prepare for a disaster. The topics covered during the course include preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search and rescue, and psychology and team organization. The classes will end with a course review and disaster simulation.

There is no cost to attend but spaces are limited. Participants are asked to commit to attending all three sessions, which will take place on Feb. 10, 17 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas Visitor Center, located at 345 16th St.

These classes are sponsored by the Cochise County Office of Emergency Services. To register call Christian Ramsey at 916-233-6010.

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