Linda Carter of Lehigh Acres has been invited to the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Fire Administration's National Emergency Training Center (NETC), home of the National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute, for a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program.
A member of the Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue Board, Carter will spend a few days in Maryland taking a course in CERT program management. The course is being given between Jan. 24 and 28.
The target audience for this course includes professionals and volunteers who are designated to be or are interested in being appointed a local CERT program manager and those who are already in the CERT program manager position. The course is being offered through FEMA.
In addition to serving on the Lehigh Fire Board, Carter is also a member of the Lehigh Acres Community Planning Panel and is involved in disability affairs in Lee County.