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243px-All-America City LogoWhen citizens know how to respond to emergencies as a team, they help make their community a safer place; and for this purpose Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) were formed. Over a few days in April, the Town of Miami Lakes and its Public Safety Committee hosted CERT training at Town Hall.
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2014
Contact: Clarisell De Cardenas
Tel: 305-364-6100
E-mail: decardenasc@miamilakes-fl.gov
 
Town's Public Safety Committee Hosted CERT Training for Emergency Response
 
Miami Lakes, FL - When citizens know how to respond to emergencies as a team, they help make their community a safer place; and for this purpose Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) were formed. Over a few days in April, the Town of Miami Lakes and its Public Safety Committee hosted CERT training at Town Hall.  Mayor Wayne Slaton, Vice Mayor Manny Cid, Councilman Nelson Rodriguez, members of the Public Safety Committee and Town Staff were among the participants.

During the training, attendees practiced skills in first aid, light search and rescue, emergency decision making procedures, fire suppression, triage, community preparedness, hazard mitigation, damage assessments, and more.

“It was an excellent learning opportunity to be part of this CERT class and be among a group of individuals that are committed to emergency response and preparedness,” Mayor Slaton said.  “Everyone enjoyed all of the valuable skills and training that we received and I encourage our residents to volunteer for these types of training courses when they become available”.