Wellsville City is joining with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the Cache County Emergency Response Team (CERT) Council to offer an 8-week course for people interested in learning how to take care of themselves, their families, and their communities in an emergency.

There is no fee for the course, however training material and supplies (manual, ID card, instruction materials, and basic CERT kit) will cost approximately $50.00. Wellsville City will reimburse city residents who successfully complete this course (requires attending all 8 classes and the simulated emergency). For more information, contact City Council member Ron Case at 245-4021. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Thursdays beginning March 8, 2012 (no class will be held the week of Spring Break)
Time: 6:30 p.m. Each class lasts for approximately 2-1/2 hours.
Location: Cache County Sheriff’s Office, 3rd Floor, 1225 West Valley View Highway, Logan.
Ages: 18 years and older.
Class size is limited.

Course Schedule:
Disaster Preparedness
Medical 1
Medical 2
Fire Safety and Suppression
Search and Rescue
Disaster Psychology
CERT Organization & Terrorism

In addition to the weekly training, the course ends with a simulated emergency held at the Logan City Fire Department Training Tower. This allows participants a hands-on opportunity to put their training to use. The date for this simulated emergency is yet to be determined but is expected to be in early May.

Everyone in the community would benefit in receiving this training. CERT Training provides important information and skills for people of all ages and physical capabilities. The Mayor and City Council encourage you to give serious consideration in attending these valuable classes.