CERT Training Classes Begin Feb. 16

Posted: February 8, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Members of George Mason’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are faculty, staff, and students who want to be involved in the safety and security of the university. The mission of the team is to help the university prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters. The team members also assist with non-emergency projects to provide information and a safe environment for the university community.

The next training classes for prospective team members begin Feb. 16 and 17. Training consists of nine classes held once a week in the evening, plus a practical field exercise. For additional information, visit the George Mason CERT web site.

CERT is part of the federal government’s Citizens Corps program, with a mission of training citizens to respond to large-scale emergencies within their own community when the resources of the fire department have been overwhelmed. Citizens are trained to be first responders, capable of mobilizing and organizing a rescue team for their community.

For information about the training schedule or to register for training, contact Jay Callan in the Safety Office at 703-993-2473 or jcallan@gmu.edu, or Guy Beale at 703-993-1596 or gbeale@gmu.edu.

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