Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fall CERT Basic classes announced

On September 25, CERT (1) Basic classes will be offered at the Mt. Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parker Lane, Alexandria. All county residents are encouraged to take advantage of this exciting and informative course. The 6 classes are held from 7pm-930pm starting on September 13 and ending October 25. A full scale exercise at the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Academy is optional, but highly encouraged, is on October 30. Topics discussed in the class are Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Medical, Search & Rescue, Terrorism, Disaster Psychology and Fire Suppression. This class instruction is low on physical impact, but we do some drills. CERT (1) Basic classes are available free to all citizens and is mobile. If you or your civic group is interested in learning more about this exciting class, contact Dana Powers at