Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on PART-L:
There is a new CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class starting June 2nd in Lowell. Additional information can be obtained on the http://www.merrimackvalleycert.org website. Use the Training Application Form (in PDF format) located on this site to apply.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
More information on CERT can be obtained from links on the above website or by navigating to the http://www.citizencorps.gov/programs/cert.shtm website directly.