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City of Detroit to train community emergency response volunteers

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Posted at 11:38 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 23:38:05-04

Residents interested in learning about basic medical treatment, disaster preparedness and life-saving techniques can get training for free.

The City of Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is planning to offer a 4-day class for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.

It will take place from Thursday, November 10, through Saturday, November 12, and Saturday, November 19, at Greater Grace Temple located at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road.

The CERT training includes disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, the use of Automated External Defibrillators and other important skills for dealing with emergencies.

Pre-registration is required. To register for the training follow the link http://www.detroitmi.gov/dhsem and click on Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or call (313) 596-1284.