How you can help your community through a disaster

The DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting Free Training to persons that would like to be able to assist the community in the event of a major emergency and/or major events.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is open to the public. You will receive training in basic fire suppression, basic first aid, search and rescue, how to assist police officers and how to stay safe.

“CERT volunteers can come in, and they can fill the gaps. They can create a bridge between those affected by disaster, and first responders until professional help can arrive,” said CERT instructor Roel Esparza.

You must be 13 years of age or older.

Classes held Monday and Wednesday nights for 3 weeks starting at 6:30 pm each night, and the first Class is January 9, 2017.

The classes will take place at the Office of Emergency Management in the basement of the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information or an application, please contact the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management at 361-275-0878.