Walton County CERT Program

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm, the Walton County Sheriff's Office is hosting an organizational meeting for existing CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members and any citizens interested in joining the Walton County Sheriff's Office CERT program. Emergency Management Coordinator Al Ford wants to encourage all existing members to bring any CERT equipment and/or supplies they may have for inventory purposes and to check for expired medical supplies. The meeting will take place at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office substation at 133 Sheriff Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For further information, please call or email Wendy Adams at 850-892-8186 ext. 11108/wadams@waltonso.org


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