The Knights of Columbus recently sponsored a Community Emergency Response Team Second Responders Class held at the Saint Joseph K of C Council 4599 in Marietta. This training teaches attendees what to do in case of a natural or manmade disaster and how to assist first responders.
The class was taught by the Cobb County EMA’s Office Bernard King, Chris Scott from Cobb County Fire Emergency Services and assisted by Sal Gullo Regional Disaster Coordinator North (Archdioceses of Atlanta).
In 95 percent of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene.
The Community Emergency Response Team Program provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to gain knowledge about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods or workplaces following events when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
These classes are open to all. To obtain additional information for upcoming classes, contact Sal Gullo via email at Recorder@kofc4599.org.