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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERTBurnsville was the first city in Minnesota to organize motivated, volunteer residents into Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).

Program Information
What would you do if a tornado or other natural disaster devastated your neighborhood? Through CERT, residents are taught to work together in their neighborhoods to provide basic safety until emergency services arrive.

The program increases residents' ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a local emergency or natural disaster.

Training Sessions
The Burnsville Fire Department, in collaboration with the cities of Bloomington and Richfield, are offering CERT emergency skills training to teach residents how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.

Upcoming Training - Spring 2017

 Days:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday
 Dates:  May 5, 6 & 7
(attendance at all sessions is required)         
 Time:  5:30-9:30 p.m. (Friday); 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)          
 Where:  Richfield Community Center  |  7000 Nicollet Ave., Richfield
 Ages:  16 and up
 Cost:  FREE for residents of Burnsville, Bloomington and Richfield

How to Apply:
For more information or to register contact Burnsville Assistant Fire Chief Brian Carlson via email or 952-895-4573.

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CERT Training Information
Participants are trained in emergency and disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism identification, fire extinguisher use and how residents can help first responders during emergencies.

The training includes a simulated exercise where participants practice the skills that they have learned during the seven-session class.

All participants who complete the final training receive a certificate of completion and are formally recognized by the City Council at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Brian Carlson
Assistant Fire Chief: Training/EMS

100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-895-4573
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