PTC police seeking teens for emergency camp

Fri, 05/22/2009 - 3:09pm
By: The Citizen

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (TEEN CERT) “summer camp” the week of July 13 to July 17th.

The summer will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The TEEN CERT Program educates young adults about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Prospective candidates must be between 14 and 17 years of age at the time of registration and a resident of Georgia. Applicants will be required to complete an enrollment form and applicable waivers. The application and waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. A local check will be conducted to determine the background of the participants as a pre-condition to acceptance into the program.

There is no charge to attend this class; however, the class size will be limited to 14 participants. A meeting with the parents/legal guardians of those admitted into the program will be held prior to the first class.

More information about the TEEN CERT is available on the police department’s web site at (click on the CERT link) or by calling 770-487-8866.

Application forms are available online, or may be obtained from the library, city hall, police department and various other locations throughout the City.

The application deadline is June 30th, 2009.

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