The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting an Adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class beginning March 5. The classes will be held weekly, on Thursday, for 10 weeks, concluding on May 7. Graduation will be Thursday, May 14. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until approximately 9 p.m.
The CERT Program offers valuable insight into the first few critical hours following a sudden emergency or disaster. Coursework includes topics such as disaster medical treatment, light search and rescue, active shooter awareness, disaster psychology and emergency preparedness.
Beyond providing information, CERT classes include hands-on practices on a variety of skills. Students will not only learn what to do in an emergency, but how to do it. As part of a team, students will also have an opportunity to put their skills to practice by participating in a disaster exercise (usually held on a Saturday morning). Applicants of all abilities are welcome!
Prospective candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of Georgia. Applicants are required to sign a Waiver of Liability form and will be subject to a criminal history background check as a pre-condition to acceptance into the program.
There is no charge to attend this class; however, the class size will be limited to the first 24 applicants accepted.
For more information about the Community Emergency Response Team program, please visit the Peachtree City CERT website at www.cert-ptc.com or call 770-487-8866.
You may download an application on-line at www.cert-ptc.com or obtain one at the front lobby of the police station during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Application deadline is Feb. 28.