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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Sept. 8, 2009

Free emergency response training course returns for fall

Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT ) training will be offered to Northwest students, faculty and staff starting Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. in room 1150 of the Garrett-Strong Science Building.

C-CERT offers training in disaster response, light search and rescue, fire safety, team organization and disaster medical operations.

"The training helps neighbors help neighbors following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available," said Dr. John Fisher, an assistant professor of communication at Northwest who serves as one of the trainers. "C-CERT members also support response agencies in emergency preparedness projects in the community."

Other C-CERT trainers include Dr. Mark Corson, associate professor of geography, and Dr. April Haberyan, assistant professor of psychology.

About 20 students attended the first C-CERT training on the Northwest campus last February.

The free course is offered during three Wednesday nights, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30, in addition to an all-day Saturday session from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26. Attendance is required at all four sessions. There is a modest charge for books and materials.

To register, contact John Fisher at jfisher@nwmissouri.edu . For more information about CERT training, go to www.citizencorps.gov/cert/ .


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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