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Walker County offering Community Response Emergency Training

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WALKER COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- One local community is getting ready, in case the Tennessee Valley has another storm, like last April's tornado outbreak.

Walker County is offering CERT classes, standing for Community Response Emergency Training.

Participants will receive in-depth training on the basics of first aid, power/gas shutdown, fire suppression, communication strategies and more.

One Lookout Mountain pastor says people shouldn't have to wait for the federal government to help.

He says we should all be prepared to help our neighbors, no matter where they are.

"We're trying to get as many as we can in one community trained," says Pastor Cecil Gravitt.

CERT is a federally funded program initiated during President Ronald Reagan's administration after the devastating 2002 California earthquakes.

The remaining sessions will be held March 21, 26, and 29, all beginning at 6 p.m. Grace Community Church at Nickajack Road and Lula Lake Road.

For more information, contact Walker County Fire Chief Randy Camp at 706-539-1255, or send an email to walkerfire100@gmail.com.

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