Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Training Program for Adults and Teens

The City of Wentzville is offering a  four-session training program for adults and teens which focuses on emergency preparedness and topics such as fire suppression, first aid, and search and rescue.  Similar to regular Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), Teen CERT focuses on preparing citizens 12 years of age and older to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a major catastrophic event such as a tornado or earthquake.

The course will be held over two weekends, Friday & Saturday, April 1 and 2 at Wentzville Holt High and April 8 and 9 at Liberty High.  Friday sessions run from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, while Saturday sessions run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a one-hour lunch break.  To receive certification for the course, participants must attend all of the sessions.  The course is free and all classes will be taught by first responders and other professionals through the Mid America TEEN CERT program, which was named the No. 1 Emergency Preparedness Program and Youth Program in Missouri.

This class is open any member of the public and is great for entire families and groups.  For more information contact Meghan Aydelott, WSD Lead PLTW Teacher, at meghanaydelott@wsdr4.org, or Connor Pisczek at pisczekc@yahoo.com.

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