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CERT safety and preparedness class will to begin

It’s not too late to sign up for the fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class, which takes place at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

This year, CERT training will be condensed to accommodate people’s busy schedules. Instead of encompassing 7 weeks, the upcoming course will start on Monday, September 23 and conclude on Saturday, October 5.

Classes will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, September 23 and 30, Wednesdays, September 25 and October 2, and Saturdays, September 28 and October 5.

CERT is part of a nationwide program to train individuals to safeguard their family and community in case of disaster. Claremont has its own team made up of roughly 125 volunteers who assist when emergencies occur so the city and community are better prepared to meet large-scale disasters.

Completion of this course is a prerequisite to joining the city’s CERT program; however, residents are encouraged to attend this training even if they are not interested in being part of the CERT program. To register, contact Debbie Trevino, Claremont Police Department, at 399-5420.

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