The Spalding County Office of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Spalding County Fire Department will be hosting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) emergency preparedness training, to promote efforts between emergency services and the people they serve. The CERT Program educates people 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.
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations for citizens who may be on their own during the initial moments of a disaster. Knowing the right actions to take can make a difference. Through CERT training, citizens can learn to:
Manage utilities and put out small fires;
Cope with the three life-threatening injuries by
o Opening airways,
o Controlling bleeding
o and Treating for shock;
Provide basic medical aid;
Search for and rescue victims safely; and
Be better prepared for emergency events.
CERT training classes are scheduled to begin on September 9th, 2014, anyone interested in participating in these classes should contact:
Spalding County Office of Homeland Security
The Macon Vet Center will be at the Georgia Department of Labor 9 am until 1:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Mobile Vet Center is an outreach service of the Macon Vet Center and provides counseling services to combat veterans and serves as a information and referral source for veterans and their families. For more information contact the Atlanta Vet Center 1800 Phoenix Boulevard, College Park, GA 30349 or call 404-321-6111 ext. 5910
Cowan Road Elementary will be hosting a community yard sale and bazaar this fall. If you need to clean out your closets and make money, this is the sale for you! Not only will Cowan Road Elementary have yard sale booths, they will also have Bazaar booths, crafters, artisans, food and drinks, and activities for children. The yard sale will take place rain or shine on September 13, 2014. We invite small business owners to come alongside our teachers and students and sell their merchandise by renting a booth. We also invite other fundraisers to sell at our event! If you have a Girl or Boy Scout Group, Church Group, Sports Team or other organization that would like to rent a booth to sell merchandise, this is a great opportunity for you! Please contact Cowan Road Elementary at 770-229-3790 to rent a booth for your small business, yard sale items, or to sell your crafts and more! All spaces are $10. This is an event that you do not want to miss! Cowan Road Elementary looks forward to seeing you and your families in September! For more information, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also pick up a flyer in the front office of Cowan Road Elementary School. We hope to see you there!