Edwin Baltzley, Walton County Emergency Response Division Director
Christopher Mitchell, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2008
Emergency Training Program for Walton County Families
Fall sessions start November 13 & November 18
DeFuniak Springs, FL – Walton County residents and teens are invited to sign up for one of two eight-week emergency training sessions offered by Walton County’s Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.). Residents living near Freeport can start training on November 13 at the Freeport Community Center at 6:00 p.m. Residents in the DeFuniak Springs area may wish to sign up for training on November 18 at Northwest Florida State College, Building 2, Room 214 at 6:00 p.m.
Emergency training is free and will provide citizens with CPR certification, first aid and basic triage as well as basic fire safety. Those who complete the eight-week course will be able to provide assistance and first responder aid to anyone until emergency help arrives. “Minutes matter during a life-threatening emergency,” says Edwin Baltzley, Walton County Emergency Response Division Director. “I’m proud to see our local C.E.R.T. training program leaders working so hard to train so many people, and I hope every family will take full advantage of this free opportunity that could one day save a loved-one’s life.”
To register for a training session or for more information, contact Walton County C.E.R.T. Coordinator, Ofelia Murphy, at 850-892-8065 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.