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Greenbrier Co. citizens newly certified for emergency response

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MEADOW BRIDGE, W. Va--  Greenbrier County citizens are now certified to respond in emergency situations, The Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced Thursday.

On December 9, 2012 several citizens from the Rainelle, Rupert and Meadow Bridge area completed the program called "CERT" (Community Emergency Response Team). This program is approximately 16 hours and the participants learn some basics of emergency preparedness. 

Topics covered include: basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  The information and skills learned will be able to help the participants assist the community during disaster and non-disaster related events. 

A special thanks to the Rainelle Fire Department for allowing the use of their meeting room for the class, and also to Volunteer WV, WV State Citizen Corps, Greenbrier Valley Citizen Corps and the Department of Homeland Security for funding and support to provide this program.

For more information about the CERT program or more information about the Western Greenbrier CERT, you can call 304-645-5444 or email at gcema@greenbriercountyema.net.
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