(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Shelby County is offering preparedness classes free of charge to area residents in an effort to teach individuals how to respond to earthquakes, accidents, major fires, and other emergencies.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training allows students to learn how to act before, during, and after a disaster via lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises. Participants engage in modules including terrorism, medical triage, and light search and rescue.
Those who graduate from the program will be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until professional rescuers arrive on scene, officials said in a statement Wednesday.
The next training session will be held on Nov. 1.
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