Roanoke class trains people how to respond in bad weather - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke class trains people how to respond in bad weather

Posted: Updated:

As people in our area are far too familiar with bad weather can strike at any moment.

That's why a Roanoke City group is working to make sure more folks are educated on the best ways to help their neighbors.

The Community Emergency Response Team training course is trying to increase their participation numbers after recent bad weather. 

One woman in the class has been called to make a difference after living in Nags Head and the Florida coast most of her life.

"I have learned first of all how we as a team can work together ahead of the first responders and by no means are we the first responders, that's the firemen and EMTs, but we can help by assessing the area and getting them information in place," explained Harla Ange, taking the class.

Each week she learns something new and adds a new item to her responder's back pack.

Who knows when she'll need to grab the bag and run, but when the time comes she's ready.

If you would like to learn more about CERT log on to www.councilofcommunityservices.com/programs/roanoke-valley-cert/.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Floydfest wraps up 'Revolutionary' festival

    Floydfest wraps up 'Revolutionary' festival

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:42:30 GMT
    This weekend wrapped up Floydfest 2014, an event thirteen years in the making that WSLS proudly sponsors.
    This weekend wrapped up Floydfest 2014, an event thirteen years in the making that WSLS proudly sponsors.
  • Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road

    Bedford Sheriff Department searches home on Nemmo Road

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:23:16 GMT
    There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County.
    There was a flurry of police activity Monday in Bedford County.
  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.