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Teen CERT program offered


A teen CERT emergency preparedness training course, taught through the Mid America Teen Community Emergency Response Team program, takes place Nov. 9-11 at Wentzville Fire Protection District Station No. 3, 1146 Clinton Prinster Memorial Drive in Foristell. 

The course is sponsored by the WG Bushkraft Task Force and is open to teens from across St. Charles County. 

During the 22-hour training, students learn how to handle medical emergencies, extinguish live fires and perform extensive student searches. Most importantly, students learn to manage stress, assist with peers and people with special and functional physical needs, and recognize signs and symptoms of disaster-related psychological issues. The class culminates with a full-scale, real-time, life-like simulated disaster exercise that will allow the students to showcase their newly learned emergency skills.

To register, contact Mark Rosenblum at Mark.Rosenblum@outlook.com, or the Wentzville Police at (636) 327-5105.  

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