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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Burnsville was the first city in Minnesota to organize motivated, volunteer residents into Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).

Program Information
What would you do if a tornado or other natural disaster devastated your neighborhood? Through CERT, residents are taught to work together in their neighborhoods to provide basic safety tasks until emergency services arrive.

In addition, the program increases residents' ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a local emergency or natural disaster.

CERTCERT Training Information
Participants are trained in emergency and disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism identification, fire extinguisher use and how residents can help first responders during emergencies.

The training includes a simulated exercise where participants practice the skills that they have learned during the seven-session class.

All participants who complete the final training receive a certificate of completion and are formally recognized by the City Council at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Training Sessions
The Burnsville Fire Department, in collaboration with the cities of Bloomington and Richfield, are offering CERT emergency skills training to teach residents how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.

Upcoming Training - Spring 2016
 Days:  Tuesday and Thursday 
 Dates:  April 5, 7, 12, 14 & 19 
(attendance at all five sessions is required)         
 Time:  5:30-9:30 p.m.         
 Where:  Richfield Community Center
7000 Nicollet Avenue
Richfield, MN 55423
 Ages:  16 and up
 Cost:  FREE for residents of Burnsville, Bloomington and Richfield
Friday, April 1 

How to Apply:
Registration is coordinated via the City of Richfield. Download the application and return it to the City of Richfield via mail or email.

Contact Burnsville Assistant Fire Chief Brian Carlson via email or 952-895-4573 for more information.

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Sign up for email notifications about upcoming CERT trainings.

Brian Carlson
Assistant Fire Chief: Training/EMS

100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-895-4573
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