In nearly all disaster scenarios, churches play a critical response and recovery role. Here is an opportunity for members to be prepared at the neighborhood level.
Good Day & greetings from Hancock County CERT !!!
I am Greg Hicks and the CERT Program Manager for Hancock County.
What is CERT? & why am I getting this e-mail?
What is CERT?? CERT is an acronym for Community Emergency Response Team, and is a nationwide program to train individuals how to respond to emergencies in their community. (The attached brochure should give you more information about the program.)
Why am I getting this e-mail?? As the county’s CERT Program Manager, I am trying to grow the program within the county; and realize that most churches (& their members) feel a need to be part of their local community. CERT training will better equip your members to take care of themselves, their family and fellow citizens during & following an emergency.
What is CERT training? How can my members get involved?
>> WHO: Anyone 18 or older; while some tasks during a response may require physical labor, anyone can get involved.
>> WHAT: The training program normally runs from 21 to 24 hours; and covers: intro to CERT & general preparedness; medical operations; fire safety; light search & rescue; disaster psychology; and role in a terrorist incident.
>> WHEN: The next scheduled class will start October 5th and will run for 7 Monday nights; from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (+/-).
>> WHERE: Hancock County 911/Emergency Operations Center, 640 S. Franklin Street, Greenfield.
>> COST: FREE – While there is no cost for the class, I do ask students to make the commitment to be at as many classes as all possible.
>> How do we sign up: Just give me a call or drop me an e-mail.
If you or any of your members have any question, please feel free to contact me. Also, I am available to visit you (or your church) to give more information about the program.
Also, CERT will have an info table at the Sugar Creek Twp Fire Department’s Open House & Safety Day on September 26th. Stop by if you can.
Thanks for you time, Greg
Greg Hicks, K9TLA
Hancock County CERT Program Manager