Emergency training offered to citizens

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Long Beach next month.

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. The course is designed to help citizens protect themselves, their family, their neighbors and their neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 20 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first two days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

Training is scheduled as follows:

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. The course will be held at the Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort, 12415 Pacific Way in Long Beach.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.

To register or for more information, contact Scott McDougall at (360) 642-9338 or email smcdougall@co.pacific.wa.us.


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