The Independence Fire Department and the Independence Citizen Corps in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College-Blue River is offering citizens from surrounding areas a Community Emergency Response Training class starting Tuesday at MCC-Blue River, 20301 E. 78 Highway.

The classes will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, ending September 25.

Through CERT citizens learn basic emergency response skills so they can aid themselves, family, friends and others without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

The $29 class fee includes the class, the CERT manual and any class materials needed for the training. 

To register for the class, contact Blue River Community College at 816-220-6518.