The Macon County Health Department is teaming up with the Community Volunteer Corps to offer Community Emergency Response Team courses.
The upcoming courses will be held at the Macon County R-4 school in New Cambria, Mo.
For certification, participants must take 20 hours of class and a final exam.
CERT provides rural areas with extra assistance in the case of a disaster.
â??One of the things I want to do is to get CERT teams in the schools. Our kids, most of the time, are in the schools during the day. I want to have CERT teams within the schools so they can respond to problems within the schools until a professional service can get there,â?? said Cindy Malloy of the Macon County Health Department.
The first course will be offered Monday, April 21, from 4-8 p.m.
To register for the class, contact the Macon County Health Department at (660)-395-4711.