The Chandler Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be offering a FEMA Basic Class on May 2, 9 and 16. In this training, you’ll learn the basic responses to an emergency or disaster including: how to provide leadership and assistance until first responders can arrive, how to secure your home and family, and how to implement the options that you will be taught during the training class. The free, 21-hour, hands-on and lecture class is taught by specially certified Chandler Firefighters. Focus areas will include Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue and Disaster Preparedness. The minimum age for attendance is 16. Upon completion of the course, you will take part in a disaster drill simulation, and will receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion. Classes fill up quickly; register by sending an email to CERTAdmin@chandleraz.gov.