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CERT training offered to Barstow residents

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The City of Barstow in conjunction with the Barstow Fire Protection District and the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on April 5, 12 and 26, 2014. The classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The purpose of CERT is “to do the greatest good in the shortest amount of time.” Training consists of disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, light search and rescue, disaster simulation, terrorism and CERT, and CERT organization.

Participants do not have to be 18 but those under 18 should have a reference letter or be with an adult. Boy Scouts can use the training towards their Eagle Scout Badge.

The class is limited to 25 persons. Any person residing within the district may participate.

Students are required to have a pair of gloves, goggles and closed toe shoes at the first class scheduled. Background checks and finger printing is required only if you want to become a certified member of the Barstow Community Emergency Response Team.

The classes will be held at the Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters building located at 861 Barstow Road, Barstow, Calif. For additional information and/or to register for the next training classes, you can contact CERT Coordinator Dale F. Milligan at 760.985.5513, Heather at Barstow Fire Protection District Headquarters at 760.256.2254 or City Clerk Cousino at 760.255.5122.

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