free Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course will be held in Wheatfield beginning Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Community Center on Church Rd and continuing through Saturday, March 27, 2010. The class will run six consecutive Monday evenings (6:30-9:30pm) and two Saturdays, March 6 and March 27 (9am-2pm).

Local government prepares for everyday emergencies; however, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, CERT training helps them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. To register for the class, call Steve Morgan at 716-286-8023 or enroll on-line at .