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Arlington emergency-response program to be offered in Spanish

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The Arlington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer its first volunteer-training initiative in Spanish this spring.

The effort, conducted in collaboration with the Arlington County Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management, will run weekly starting in April in an “online” format. (Efforts will be made the provide classes in an in-person setting if public-health conditions permit.)

Like previous classes offered in English, it is designed to create a group of residents who can care for themselves and others during and after an emergency, and support the county government’s emergency-response efforts.

For information and registration, see the Website at https://emergency.arlingtonva.us/cert.

PHOTO: A 2015 file photo shows a training exercise conducted as part of the CERT program.

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