Moapa Valley residents interested in becoming members of its Community Emergency Response Team are invited to attend a two-day training course on Saturday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Overton Community Center, 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
"Moapa Valley is a very tight-knit community that is well served by its dedicated volunteer fire departments in the area," said Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whose Commission District B includes Moapa Valley. "This course offers emergency preparedness training to citizens so they are better able to serve themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a flood, fire or another emergency until additional help arrives." The CERT program is offered throughout Clark County, and is coordinated through the Clark County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security.
Interested participants are asked to call Moapa Valley resident and Moapa Valley CERT Team Leader Cindy Hardy to register for the class at (702) 375-8124. The class on Feb. 24 will provide an overview of general emergency preparedness basics. Citizens who complete the two-day course will receive a free CERT backpack of supplies.
General emergency preparedness information can be found on the Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security pages of the Clark County website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.