Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security offer free disaster training | Environment
Original release by: Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security
Do you know what to do if a tornado is approaching your home?
The Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be offering a free 20 hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course at the Shreveport Fire Training Academy Theater starting Tuesday May 1, 2012 and running for three additional Tuesday nights from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and all training material including a light rescue bag is offered free of charge.
The training Academy is located at Shreveport Fire Department Training Academy, 6440 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71119.
According to LTC Gene Barattini (Ret), the training includes first aid; light rescue; proper use of a residential fire extinguisher and other individual & family emergency preparedness skills all taught by senior Shreveport Fire & Police Department or other first responder agency academy instructors.
CERT graduates also receive a training certificate from Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reflecting completion of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA sponsored 20 hour CERT training course.
For more information call LTC Barattini or Becky Snodgrass at 425-5351.
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