It is that time of the year again for homeowners to check the trees along their property and make sure they do not impede pedestrian safety or driver visibility. With new growth and limbs loaded with leaves, limbs will start hanging down lower and growing farther to the side and may impede the sidewalks. Be sure to check that no tree limbs hang down or stick out and cause a safety hazard. A good guide is to trim limbs and make sure they hang no lower than 7.5 feet above the sidewalk and trim limbs 2 feet back from the sidewalk edge to allow free and safe movement.
El Paso County Office of Emergency Management offers public CERT basic classes monthly for adults, plus a Teen class CERT quarterly.
Participants will learn about how to identify and anticipate hazards, extinguish small fires, set up medical treatment areas, practice family emergency preparedness, and more. Course length is 20 hours.
Who should take CERT?
-Neighborhoods, churches and community organizations.
- Scout and Youth Groups
- Teachers, Students, and school Administrators
- Anyone interested in making their community safer, better prepared, and more resilient
Volunteers learn basics about how to respond to a disaster or emergency in their community through this course offered free by the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management. A training course just for teens is also available. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
View a flyer with more information at http://adm.elpasoco.com/emprep/Documents/CERT%20gen%20flyer.pdf