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PTC police offering emergency training for teenagers

The Peachtree City Police Department will be hosting a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT) camp beginning June 16.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday of that week ending on June 20. The classes will start at 8 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. The camp will be held in the training room at the Police Station.

The Teen CERT Program educates young adults about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Prospective candidates must be between 13 and 17 years of age at the time of registration and a resident of Georgia. Applicants will be required to complete an enrollment form and applicable waivers. The application and waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

A local check will be conducted to determine the background of the participants as a pre-condition to acceptance into the program.

There is no charge to attend this class; however, the class size will be limited. A meeting with the parents/legal guardians of those admitted into the program will be held prior to the first class.

More information about the Teen CERT can be obtained by visiting the CERT web site at www.CERT-PTC.com or by calling 770-487-8866 and ask for Captain Stan Pye.

Applications are available online, or may be obtained from the library, city hall, police department and various other locations throughout the city.

The application deadline is June 10.

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