CERT Training 2017

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The Orland Fire District is hosting a new CERT (Community Emergency Response Team ) class tentatively starting Monday, September 11th, 2017. The classes will be held 8 consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm each evening. The classes are held at the Orland Fire District Administration building located at 9790 W. 15st Street. The class is limited to residents of the Orland Fire District and the minimum age to participate is 18 years of age.

This will be the third CERT class that the Orland Fire District will be holding and we currently have 22 active community members. We are looking to add additional volunteers to assist the Orland Fire District during emergencies such as disasters and weather related emergencies. This is a way that our residents can give back to the community. Experience is not necessary and we will provide you with the training needed to become an Orland CERT team member.

Some of the training provided includes: The ability to safely extinguish fires in the event of an emergency, First Aid, CPR, bleeding control, assist your family and your neighbors in the event of an emergency, organize and operate search and rescue duties in your neighborhood, coordinate and work with other first during community emergencies

If you have any questions or are looking for additional information on CERT contact Lieutenant Bill Leddin at w.leddin@orlandfire.org. Please share with any Orland resident you feel may be interested!