Town to offer CERT training for residents in April

Community Monday, February 10, 2014


Miami Lakes residents are invited to register for the upcoming CERT training to be held April 10, 12 and 13. Classes will be held on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a disaster simulation exercise on the final day of class.

To become certified, participants must attend all days. CERT training is designed to provide basic training in disaster preparedness. The CERT basic training course includes search and rescue techniques, understanding the role of CERTs and their role in an immediate disaster response, basic fire suppression strategies and fire safety measures, and management of resources in medical response operations.

“The training is a great way to prepare our residents in case we suffer a serious storm or disaster,” said Councilmember Nelson Rodriguez. “As a firefighter, I have responded to multiple storms throughout our state. CERT teams can play a key role in helping First Responders.”

The CERT basic training will take place at Government Center, 6601 Main Street. The course is sponsored by Miami-Dade County Emergency Management, the Town of Miami Lakes, and its Public Safety Committee.

Register online at Limited spaces are available. For more information, contact Town Hall at 305-364-6100 or visit the town’s website at