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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • MRPC to offer emergency training for community volunteers May 16-18

  • Residents in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Laclede counties interested in volunteering during emergency situations are encouraged to take advantage of a three-day course offered May 16-18 in St. James.
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  • Residents in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Laclede counties interested in volunteering during emergency situations are encouraged to take advantage of a three-day course offered May 16-18 in St. James.
    The 21-hour training is offered free of charge. The classes are from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), 4 Industrial Drive in St. James.
    The training will introduce participants to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept of preparing civilians to proactively organize and train for a disaster. CERT trainings cover disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization.
    Certified CERT instructor Byron Burke will teach the course.
    Lunch will be provided May 17-18.
    The class is sponsored by MRPC and the Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC). People interested in participating should contact Amy McMillen at MRPC, 573-265-2993 or by email at amcmillen@meramecregion.org.
    The deadline for registration is Monday, May 12.

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