Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)

Picture1Henrico County Library has teamed up with the Henrico Fire Division and the Henrico Office of Emergency Management to offer Teen CERT again this June. The Henrico County Teen Community Emergency Response Team Porgram (Teen CERT) trains teen citizens to help cope in the time period immediately following a disaster when local public safety resources may be overwhelmed. Teen CERTs learn basic first aid, search and rescue, and fire suppression techniques. But more importantly, Teen CERT members learn how to prepare for a disaster long before one occurs. We will prepare for and respond to a hypothetical emergency, such as a hurricane, mass casualty accident, or epidemic.

The one-week training consists of:

• Four training sessions at Twin Hickory Area Library, Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 9:30 AM — 3:00 PM.

• A four-hour scenario drill at Twin Hickory Park, Friday, June 26, at a time to be announced. Students must commit to attend ALL FOUR sessions AND the drill.

On successful completion each student will earn a total of 24 hours of community service. This course is limited to 15 high school students (grades 9–12, rising 9th graders accepted). Applications will be accepted from April 1 through April 30. For more information contact Adrienne Minock, Teen Librarian at 290‑9200 x5 or aminock@henricolibrary.org.

Get the application here! Teen CERT Application. Due April 30th at the 2nd floor Info Desk at Twin Hickory Library.
Get the permission form & Info sheet here!  Teen CERT Permission Form & Info Sheet.

Students who have applied will be notified in Mid-May about acceptance into the program.

 

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