Emergency response training available at Kilauea

The Kilauea Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be giving Disaster Training Sessions in Kilauea starting Saturday, August 2. Starting at 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center. This first session will cover disaster preparedness and will be presented by the Kaua‘i Fire Department.

Future training sessions, every Saturday, will cover Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization, and Disaster Simulation. Each session will cover two and a half hours with a total of 20 hours training to become a certified Kilauea CERT member.

Even if you cannot commit to all training sessions, you are welcome to sit in and learn at any session information that will help you and your family to better handle disaster situations.

Other communities, Prince-ville, will be setting up CERT training sessions in the future and classes can be made up.

This free training is to help you, your family, and your community be prepared for any type of disaster.

This is a volunteer effort by the Kaua‘i Fire Department, Kaua‘i Police Department, American Medical Response, Civil Defense, American Red Cross, and Airport Crash Fire.

Sponsored by Kaua‘i Civil Defense and supported by FEMA

For more information contact Bill Troutman at 828-2844.


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