Oct. 9-10 – Ferndale CERT Volunteer Training Class

Oct. 9-10 – Ferndale CERT Volunteer Training Class

Ferndale, MI- Our next CERT meetings will be on October 9 and 10, Wednesday/Thursday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. This class will be held at Fire Station 2 located at 1070 E. Nine Mile Rd. The topic will be on fire extinguisher training and wires down training. Part of the class indoors and part outdoors. Dress appropriately. Always looking for members of the community to participate.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Ferndale Fire Rescue administered the city’s inaugural CERT program in 2012. Forty-five members of this original class remain active. Our CERT members range in age between 16 and 60 and come with a wide variety of work and life experience and diverse skill-sets that make them valuable contributions to the team.

Note: Those who are under 18 and wish to join the program must have a parent involved.

The CERT Experience

Over the past year, Ferndale Fire CERT has been activated for emergency response within the Ferndale jurisdiction.  CERT members have helped during heat emergencies, downed power lines, and management of major events with large attendee populations such as the Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise.

For more information on becoming a membership of the CERT team, contact:
ferndalecert@ferndalefirerescue.org.

More info: https://www.ferndalemi.gov/resources/community-emergency-response

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