SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Raymond. Training is scheduled as follows:

• Saturday, Oct. 21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Sunday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 28: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Sunday, Oct. 29: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The course’s venue in Raymond has yet to determined; specific location information will be sent out at time of registration. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 24 participants.

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help residents protect themselves, their family, neighbors, and neighborhoods in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 29 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first three days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

To register or for more information, contact PCEMA Director Scott McDougall at (360) 875 or 642-9338 or email

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