Applications are being accepted for Mason’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The volunteer program of the Mason Fire Department trains residents to assist in cases of large-scale disasters that may overwhelm professional response.
CERT volunteers are trained in basic response and organizational skills, such disaster preparedness, CPR and first aid, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization.
The five-week training programs begins Sept. 19. Classes are held from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Mason Fire Station 51, 4420 N. Mason-Montgomery Road.
Class space is limited. Applications available online at www.masoncert.org and can be picked up in person at the Mason Fire Department. For more information, call Pam Eickenhorst at 513-229-8540.