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Posted on: July 27, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Police Department Offers Emergency Response Training for Residents

There are many types of disasters and emergencies that could affect Parker including floods, fires and tornadoes. It is estimated that after a major disaster, it may take up to three days for relief workers to reach some areas. The Parker Police Department's Office of Emergency Management is offering helpful educational programs this year to help residents prepare for an emergency. One program being offered during the month of October is a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training.

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. During the training, citizens will learn how to shut off utilities, put out small fires, treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding and treating for shock, provide basic medical aid, search for and rescue victims safely and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective during a disaster.

The CERT training is provided free of charge. Your only expense will be your time and commitment. Each student will receive a certificate of completion after the final day of class.

Anyone age 15 and over is eligible to attend this program. All persons under 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian’s written permission to participate. A criminal history check will be required and each applicant will be assessed individually. All participants will also be required to sign a liability waiver to participate in the training.

The program consists of 32 hours of training (four training sessions, eight hours each). Different topics are covered during each session. You must be able to attend all four scheduled sessions to successfully complete the certification. Training will be held on Saturdays on Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy.

To apply, fill out the application at www.ParkerPolice.org and return it to Holly Reno at hreno@parkeronline.org or fax to 303.841.4730. Applications will be taken through Sept. 16 and spaces are limited. For additional information or questions, please contact Holly Reno at 303.805.6589 or Officer Dawn Cashman at dcashman@parkeronline.org or 303.805.6527.

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