El Paso County Sheriff's Office Offers Citizen Emergency Response Training

May 7, 2014

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Division would like to remind citizens of the 2014 schedule for Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT).

As a county, we want to be prepared to face any emergency or disaster which may affect our way of life. Following a major disaster, the demands placed on the services provided by law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergent medical care are tremendous.

Because these public services can be delayed for any number of reasons during a large scale emergency, it's important for members of the community to learn how to care for themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors until help can arrive. CERT classes work to enhance the safety of all citizens by preparing them for these events.

Training is available throughout the year and training in March went very well. The second class is scheduled for June 4 and June 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day, followed by a third session on June 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance is required at all three dates to get the training certificate. For a list of additional training sessions or to complete a registration form please follow this link:

http://bit.ly/KCqVxP

Questions about the training can be directed to [email protected]  or 719-575-8400.

MR 14-028