Teen CERT: Free disaster training to be offered in June

TEEN-CERT-logoTeens hear a lot about things they can’t do, but they can learn to protect themselves, their families and their friends in case of a disaster. The Bartlett Fire Department will offer Teen CERT (The Community Emergency Response Team) training designed just for teens.

The Bartlett Fire Department will offer this program for teenagers ages 13-17 in June.

Training dates are June 13-17, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Singleton Community Center in Bartlett. There is no fee to attend this course, but space is limited. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is required on all five class dates.

Interested teens can download an application at cityofbartlett.org/554/Community-Emergency-Response-Team or stop by the Bartlett Fire Department Administrative Offices or Singleton Community Center during business hours.

For more information, email bartlettcert@cityofbartlett.org.

Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), CERT is a national program of volunteers trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response.

The pool of volunteers is diverse, coming from all ages and all walks of life, including teenagers.