Grimes County is hosting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Anderson beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.
CERT is a vital element in community incident and disaster responses. Members serve as “force extenders” for first responders. Everyone is encouraged to consider becoming part of this vitally important volunteer program. Being a member helps assist fellow Grimes County citizens.
The eight-week training is Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, as well as Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Classes are from 6-9 p.m. The training concludes with an exercise that allows trainees to practice skills they learned.
Upon successful completion, members receive a CERT team member badge and a go-kit with basic tools such as gloves, safety goggles, pry bar and flashlight that may be used in an incident response.
Training will be held at the Anderson American Legion building, 415 Hill Street, in Anderson. To sign up for the training, contact Pinney Kettler, 936-8705794.