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Ocean View Emergency Training Starts February 22, 2020

11:31 PM · Feb 20, 2020

For Ocean View, Ka‘u and South Kona residents who want to be involved in the COMMUNITY response to any nearby emergency, such as an eruption, big earthquake or storm, this is your chance! "The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program provides residents and businesses alike with the basics in how to properly prepare and respond to an emergency at home, at work, or in the community." "CERT encourages community participation and provides support to emergency response organizations when the need arises. CERT training is a 27-hour certification course. Class attendance requires personal commitment as the course takes 4 consecutive Saturdays to complete." "Training through the CERT Program provides a learning platform in: basic disaster response fire safety light rescue team and responder coordination basic medical care Using the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and reinforcing those modules with practical application through role playing and exercises, the CERT Program provides fundamental skills and understanding to make meaningful decisions in responding to incidents in your community, your workplace, or at home." The free training will be conducted by Hawai‘i County's Civil Defense and Fire Department at the Ocean View Community Center starting on February 22, 2020. TO SIGN UP: or 808-935-0031

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