The Steele County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is holding an emergency preparedness class.

Show up, and you will learn about disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search and rescue, terrorism response, team organization and disaster psychology.

Most importantly, you will learn how to take care of yourself and family first in an emergency.

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Class begins on September 21st at 6:00 pm. All classes are held at the Owatonna Fire Department. The 9 sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Online registration for the class opens on September 15th through Owatonna Community Education,

At the completion of the classes, participants have the option of becoming a CERT volunteer. CERT volunteers assist our first responders when they need assistance during a disaster or other emergency. CERT volunteers receive a free bag of CERT gear.

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