24 graduate from Community Emergency Response Team training

Volunteers learned disaster response skills, fire safety, medical operations

By Roxy Tyler - Web producer

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Two dozen volunteers in Flagler County are now able to assist in emergency situations after graduating from the Community Emergency Response Team training known as CERT.

The training teaches basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

“This is a win-win for us and our residents in Flagler County,” said Emergency Management Chief Jonathan Lord. “When the local volunteers are trained in these disaster response protocols, it allows our Fire Rescue and law enforcement personnel to focus on more complex tasks.”

Mark Argentine, Andy Dodzik, Cynthia Dodzik, Martin Dusel, Michael Elliott, Patricia Hennigan, Phillippa Jones, Sims Jones, Jennifer Kassan, Barry Kipnis, Dora Leitner, Katrina Liebel, Jenny Ng-Batista, Dave Nygren, Jack Ogden, John Polizzi, Kathy Polizzi, Dennis Priscandaro, Lillian Rodriguez, Heather Stafford, John Stafford, Bob Wagaman, Judy Wallace and Lehman Wallace are now in a position to assist first responders by bringing their preparedness skills to their communities during emergencies. 

The Spring 2019 CERT program begins May 14. There is no cost to participate, but all classes must be completed to graduate. Registration is accepted at eoc@flaglercounty.org or 386-313-4200. 

Classes will be held at Flagler County Emergency Operations Center every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5 to 9:30 p.m. beginning May 14 and running through June 6, with one final Saturday session from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8.

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