West Bay is getting its own Community Emergency Response Team.
Such teams are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplaces who are trained to be better prepared for hazards that threaten their communities.
Anyone who wants to join the new West Bay Community Emergency Response Team can attend a free training session to learn more about CPR, first aid and fire safety at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Team members are also trained to recognize, respond to and help their communities recover from major emergencies or disasters. The aim of these teams is to provide immediate, vital and often life-saving services during large-scale incidents, particularly when the response from professional emergency responders might be delayed.
Hazard Management Cayman Islands says these teams are not intended to replace a professional responder response capability, but rather, to supplement it.
Snacks and refreshment will be provided Thursday night.