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Glendale training volunteer emergency response team

The Glendale Fire Department is starting up their Community Emergency Response Team program to train volunteers how to help the community during an emergency.

“We’re developing an actual [Community Emergency Response Team] with volunteer community members that have gone through, not only the basic training, but also extended training to become not only deployable in Glendale, but deployable statewide,” said Dr. Janet Boberg, with Glendale Fire.

Boberg said the 21-hour course trains volunteers with basic fire training, how to treat for burns, wounds and much more.

“Disaster medical operations, treating life-threatening conditions — including triage,” she said. “We talk about public health considerations, how to treat specific injuries, such as burns, wounds, fractures.”

The course begins August 10 and lasts four weekends. Glendale is looking to train 25 volunteers.

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