Emergency response training offered to Norman residents

Norman’s Office of Emergency Management has set dates for free Community Emergency Response Training for people interested in learning how they can help in times of emergency.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 7, 2014
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The city’s Office of Emergency Management through the Norman Citizens Corps will conduct free Community Emergency Response Training courses for residents who want to be better prepared to react to emergencies.

People who complete CERT courses can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site. They also can help with non-emergency projects that may improve the safety of the community.

The CERT course is a 20-hour program taught by trained first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course.

CERT courses will be offered Thursday through June 14 and June 26-28. Two additional classes are planned, but dates are not set. Refresher training for those who have completed the course is scheduled for July 12 and Aug. 9.

The training will be at the Norman Fire Training Center, 2207 Goddard Ave. For more information or to register, call David Grizzle at 292-9780 or email David.Grizzle@NormanOK.gov.