Free Community Emergency response Training

Alachua County Emergency Management is enrolling citizens for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program. The seven classes are on Tuesday evenings (from June 19, through July 31), and each session runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 SE 27th St., Gainesville). The classes are free, and the registration deadline is June 16.

Alachua County Emergency Management Coordinator, Ebbin Spellman said, “It is never too early to begin preparing for the 2012 Hurricane Season, and there’s no better way than to attend the CERT program.” He continued, “CERT teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.”

Class topics include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Click to view the event flyer.
  • Registration is available online.

For more information, call Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500.

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 or 352-374-5284 TDD.