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CERT trains animal response

Published 10:29pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. announces Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Animal Response training will take place over two consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 7 and 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 130 N. Broadway.
CERT supplemental training modules on animal response build on the CERT basic training course and are intended for CERT members who have completed basic training.
Animal Response I will teach CERT members emergency preparedness for animal owners and how to recognize specific animal behaviors.
Animal Response II will prepare CERT members for situations involving animals that they may encounter in performing their broader CERT response functions.
CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in event of a disaster.
During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone immediately.
By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.
For questions or additional CERT registration information, contact Patti Kolden at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, (269) 445-8644, ext. 1217.
Priority seating will be given to individuals who have completed the basic CERT training course, with standby seating given to individuals who intend to participate in an upcoming CERT course. Registration is required.

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