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Community Emergency Response Training is Dec. 8-10

Nov 01, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE – North Carolina Emergency Management is offering sessions of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training to Cumberland County residents for free in December. Seats are limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The 21 hours of training are held over three days. CERT Basic Training covers basic skills needed to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. Residents who complete the training can assist in saving lives and protecting property using basic techniques taught in the course.


The classes will be held at the Vander Fire Department, 3509 Clinton Rd., Fayetteville. Class times are Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register for the courses online at


For information, contact Cumberland County Emergency Planner Andrew Jacobs at 910-321-6676.