As we roll into spring 2019 there is a lot to report on: CERT Basic 19-01 is well underway with an engaged (and engaging!) group of new CERT students. Grant funding is being renewed for the next cycle, so I hope to be able to announce date for CERT Basic 19-02 soon. Look for a class in the June time frame. We are also in the process of training additional CERT ASHI CPR instructors, with the plan being to train up to twelve new people this year. This will allow us to offer more free CPR outreach classes and demonstration in 2019 and beyond. Watch this website for class announcements. Our Go Team continues to practice and completed an excellent FTX ( Field Training Exercise) on March 2. Team members were cold, but worked well together to problem solve and communicate… the two crucial CERT skills. Please watch for updates here and on our other platforms as class dates, events, and training opportunities are announced. Have a great month!
Greg St. James
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Program Manager
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878