Fire District hosting new CERT Academy

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The North Lyon County Fire Protection District is hosting a free 24-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy, where people can learn how to protect their family and neighbors in case of a major earthquake or other disaster, and can be issued a free red CERT backpack containing tools and equipment needed in a major disaster.

No commitment to join the CERT team is required; just attend most of the training at Fire Station 61, 195 East Main Street, Fernley, Nevada.

The schedule for classes is:

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Thursday, March 9, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 9a.m.-p.m.

Missed sessions can be made up during the October 2017 North Lyon County Fire CERT Academy or by attending the missed sessions at the Washoe County Sheriff Office’s CERT Academy in Reno (four times per year).

Those who complete the Academy can apply to join CERT, and will be issued a Certificate of Completion at the District Fire Board Meeting following in April 2017.

Contact Ron Johnny, CERT Coordinator, for more information at rjohnny@northlyonfire.com or (775) 575-3310.

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