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Public Notice: TCI Red Cross & DDME hosts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

#Providenciales, August 21, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Red Cross in conjunction with the Department of Disaster Management and Emergency (DDME), continues its series of two-day Training Workshops on Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). These Workshops are scheduled to be held as follows:


Providenciales South Caicos
Date: August 23rd – 24th, 2018 Date: September 10th – 11th, 2018
Venue: DDME Conference Room Venue: Community Center
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm


The aim of this CERT Training is to provide the opportunity for community members to become more resilient to natural and man-made hazards events.  The training is also designed to educate persons on Comprehensive Disaster Management; whilst teaching them basic response skills such as, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organizations and basic disaster medical operations. Additionally, this training will provide DDME with a cadre of volunteers who are trained and can be of invaluable assistance to the Department when impacted.

The Facilitators for the training will be a team of specialist from various disciplines and agencies such as the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross and the Fire Department.

To register for the upcoming training, please visit or contact Mr. Desmond Lightbourne on telephone # 338-4035/ 946-4521 or email at


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