Guam - Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense hosted a free community emergency response team training in conjunction with National Preparedness Month. The FEMA course educates on disaster preparedness including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
According to Ken Artero of Homeland Security, all citizens should be prepared for disasters. "The government has a role in providing services but our community also has the responsibility to be prepared to take care of themselves and their family either at home or at work. The more prepared, the less impact you have in a disaster," he said.
Artero adds that every household should have an emergency family plan and emergency kit to include flashlights, candles, food, water, and a first aid kit. To get involved in the next cert training call 475-9600 or visit GuamHS.org.