CERT training open to spouses/partners of UND employees

The UND Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, sponsored by the Office of Civic Leadership, FirstLink Volunteer Services, Grand Forks, and the U2 Program has opened up a number of UND CERT training slots for spouses/partners of UND employees. This training is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.

CERT prepares you to help yourself, your family, your co-workers, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster at your home or workplace. Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. CERT training takes approximately 16 hours to complete. Upon completion of your training, you'll receive a free CERT backpack containing disaster preparedness supplies and a CERT volunteer Tt-shirt.

CERT training can also be delivered to your department if there are at least 15 people interested in the training. For more information call Linda Rains, Office of Civic Leadership at 777-7406 or Kathy Williams, U2 Program at 777-4266. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 29. To register: http://www.conted.und.edu/U2/ or U2@mail.und.edu or 777-2128.