The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office along with local Volunteer Fire Departments has collaborated on a new program for Flathead residents to help them prepare for the worst. “Community Emergency Response Training or (C.E.R.T.)”, will cover the basic skills that are important to know in a disaster or when emergency services are not immediately available. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that its citizens will likely be on their own during the early stages of a catastrophic disaster.
The purpose of the course is not to have citizens respond and assist Emergency Services, it is to ensure neighbors can help neighbors.