Cobb County will hold its free Community Emergency Response Team training for three sessions in August and registration is open now. The CERT program trains people to be better prepared for emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.
CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. The classes will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center. Members must attend all sessions to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The Emergency Operations Center is located at 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. The class size is limited, and all applications are due by noon, Friday, Aug. 4. If you would like to register for the program, contact Kimberly Repak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-499-4567.