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Posted on: February 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Emergency response team 'rodeo' will be Saturday, March 3, at Thomas Nelson

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Feb. 26, 2018 - The cities of Hampton and Poquoson – partnering with Thomas Nelson Community College – will host the first Eastern Virginia CERT Rodeo on Saturday, March 3. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team, a program that trains residents in basic disaster response skills so they can help cities during an emergency.

The rodeo calls for CERT teams from Hampton, Poquoson, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Gloucester to compete in a series of challenges related to their training. The public is invited to come see the action Saturday from 9 a.m..-2 p.m. 

To learn more about CERT, including how you can join Hampton's CERT team in the future, visit www.hampton.gov/cert.

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