March 7: DMFD Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Thursday 3.7.2013 @ 7:00pm | ImagesAZ | Community

Venue: Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N. New River Road in New River


Join the Daisy Mountain Fire Department and be a part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives.


Developed by the Department of Homeland Security for local community preparedness, this 24 hours of training is provided free of charge. This class is tailored to the Phoenix area and more specifically, the Daisy Mountain communities. Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. Space is limited, and registration is required.


Classes are held eight consecutive Thursday evenings beginning March 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.


You must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion. There is a ninth evening of class for anyone who needs to make up a missed class.


Learn about the types of hazards most likely to affect homes and communities, and understand the roles of all types of emergency responders. You will also learn what steps you can take to prepare for a disaster, and reduce potential fire hazards in your home and workplace. Other basic skills taught include basic fire suppression strategies, techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating shock, conducting triage, performing assessments and more.


Classes will be held at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N. New River Road in New River.