Miami Lakes residents urged to register for CERT training

Community Wednesday, March 19, 2014


All 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, April 10, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a disaster simulation exercise on the final day of class.

To become certified, residents must attend all three 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 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 space is available and prospective participants are urged to register early.

For more information about the training, contact Town Hall at 305-364-6100 or visit the town’s website