Classes training people for emergency response

Those interested in becoming part of a Community Emergency Response Team are urged to sign up for a series of five classes starting Tuesday at the Blair County Emergency Management Agency, 615 Fourth St.

The free classes will cover issues such as how to prepare for a disaster, fire safety, disaster medical operations, community emergency response teams, light search and rescue, terrorism and disaster psychology. All who complete the training will receive a backpack kit with equipment to provide

assistance during an emergency.

Those interested in attending classes, from 6 to 10 p.m. on April 15, 22, 24, 29 and May 1 should contact instructor Tom Robison at 940-5901 or 215-7770.

He can also be reached at

Another series of classes is scheduled for May 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20 at the

Tyrone Hospital, 187 Hospital Drive.

Those interested should also contact Robison.