CERT Group Forming In The Acreage

The Acreage Landowners’ Association is organizing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Starting July 9 and running through Aug. 1, CERT training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Indian Trail Improvement District Office.

Program training is provided by the Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management.

CERT educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their community and trains them in basic disaster skills. It teaches them about actions to take before, during and after disasters. The team also teaches fire suppression — including fire chemistry, hazardous materials and suppression strategies — search and rescue operations, first-aid training and practice, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism.

For more info., contact Sandra Love Semande at spsemandepci@bellsouth.net.