Join Albuquerque’s Emergency Response Team
Be ready to make a difference by training to be part of Albuquerque’s emergency response team! Registration is under way for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training, to be held on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., September 11 through October 16, with a final disaster skills exercise on Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The fall training will take place at the City of Albuquerque Emergency Operations Center Building (11510 Sunset Gardens SW).
CERT teaches people how to work together to safely respond to the needs of their neighborhood or workplace in the critical hours following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Training topics include disaster preparedness, how to shut off utilities and use a fire extinguisher, light search and rescue techniques, disaster First Aid, and how to lead a team using the Incident Command System.
Class registration is free and open to community members who are 18 years or older. Teenagers between 16 to 17 years old may participate in the training if accompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information or to register for classes contact the City of Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management: Nick Zubel – Senior Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-244-8654
Volunteers are needed in your neighborhood, so sign up for CERT classes today so that we can make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared!