Monday, May 31, 2010

Emergency Training Offered To Local Residents

This is the month that residents of Putnam County can get training from professional firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders in what are being called Citizens Emergency Response Team classes. They begin June 22 and will be offered once again in October. According to the Herald Citizen, every instructor is trained and certified by the Department of Homeland Security. Citizens who sign up will learn basic emergency skills, such as the proper procedures for search and rescue, fire suppression and medical treatment. Classroom participants will also learn about the emotional toll of a disaster, and how to best deal with the psychological trauma. To take the class, participants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Putnam County. Those interested must register in advance because space is limited. To register, you can call 528-7575.