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Rick Buckmister

Welcome to Mankato

Apply to volunteer on Mankato's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Tuesday, September 16, 3:20 p.m.

Apply to CERT to help contribute to Mankato's quality of life. Photo by LaVonne Smasal.
Apply to CERT to help contribute to Mankato's quality of life. Photo by LaVonne Smasal.
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Apply to volunteer to serve on the city of Mankato's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) by Friday, October 3. CERT volunteers are trained to help others in their neighborhood and workplace and assist during emergency situations. They also help with large city events, such as concerts at Riverfront Park, and are encouraged to take active roles in community emergency preparedness projects.

Training includes 20-hours of class time and hands-on training. Sessions will be held at the public safety center, 710 South Front Street, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Monday, November 3.

Applications are available online. Applications are also available at Mankato's Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street. Background checks will be conducted. For more information, contact staff at 507-387-8735.