The Springfield Township Fire and Police Departments will hold a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class at the fire headquarters located at 9150 Winton Rd. The classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 9-25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Fire Department Headquarters, 9150 Winton Road. Participants must attend all classes. The CERT program is only open to Springfield Township residents over the age of 18 and only 20 participants may register for this program. You are not guaranteed a place in class until the registration and background check are approved. Applications are available at www.springfieldtwp.org and the registration deadline is January 2, 2024.
Following a disaster, community members may be on their own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program supports local response capability by training volunteers to organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers at the disaster site to provide immediate assistance to victims and to collect disaster intelligence to support responders efforts when they arrive.
In the classroom, participants learn about the hazards they face and ways to prepare for them. Skills learned can be used to help themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors until help arrives. Training consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction on topics which include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster psychology. Upon completion of the training, participants are encouraged to continue their involvement by participating in training activities and volunteering for projects that support Springfield Township’s disaster preparedness efforts.
For more information please contact:
Capt. Mark Thurman at firstname.lastname@example.org 513-521-7578
A background check form will be emailed as a followup.