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Course offers public emergency training

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A hearing is planned on the cleanup at a marina site in Locust Valley. Above, a welcome sign seen on May 31, 2012. Credit: Brittany Wait

Nassau County is offering a training course in Locust Valley next month to expand its pool of more than 1,200 residents who are members of the Community Emergency Response Team Program.

The program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response and recovery skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

The course at the Locust Valley firehouse at 228 Buckram Rd. starts Sept. 13 and ends Oct. 18.

The class meets once a week for three hours. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and instruction starts at 7.

For more information or to sign up, call 516-573-9696.

 

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