Florissant PD Starts C.E.R.T. Training Session on Feb. 5

The Florissant Police Department will host another Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training course beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.

The goal of C.E.R.T. is for citizens to be trained in basic response skills. C.E.R.T. members are then integrated into the emergency capability for their area.

Under the guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, C.E.R.T.’s have been established in hundreds of communities.

Seeing the need for this type of training, the Florissant Police Department started C.E.R.T. training courses in 2003. The courses consist of 24 hours of training, one day or night a week for eight weeks. Emergency responders such as firefighters, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel, as well as trained civilians from the North County community, will teach this course.

The department is currently taking reservations for the next C.E.R.T. class, which is offered to Florissant residents free of charge. For more information on this training, contact Officer Andy Haarmann at 830-6042. Applications can be downloaded from the website at www.florissantmo.com/police.


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