COMMUNITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITY WCEM will be hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training in July in Defuniak Springs! There are no prerequisites or costs to take this training. You must attend all courses dates in order to graduate. Please use the below link to register for the course. G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Registration - July 2020 COURSE DATES: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6PM - 10PM Thursday, July 23, 2020 6PM - 10PM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6PM - 10PM Thursday, July 30, 2020 6PM - 10PM Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:30AM - 5PM Walton County Emergency Operations Center 75 South Davis Lane Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 For the safety of all those involved, social distancing and proper PPE will be strictly enforced. Temperatures and a questionnaire will be taken prior to entering the building for each class date. A minimum class size of 10 is required to hold this training. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the program manager Chris Eliadis at firstname.lastname@example.org, sending a Facebook Message. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area 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. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.