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Hernando County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for emergency response team


Sheriff's Office seeks people for emergency team

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is looking for adults interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Volunteers receive training to enhance their ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster situation. During disasters, the team provides services in the absence of emergency responders. The training will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, March 7-April 18 at the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. Previous emergency experience is not required. All training, materials and equipment is provided at no cost. Call Richard Russell at (352) 754-4083. Applications are also online at (click on CERT link).

Drop off unwanted drugs at center

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Brooksville Police Department will host Operation Medicine Cabinet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Carter Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 1188 S Broad St. This is a pharmaceutical take-back program to accept unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. For information, call (352) 754-6830.


Roll up sleeves for bloodmobile today

A blood drive with the LifeSouth Community Blood Center's bloodmobile will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Moss Chiropractic Clinic Blood Drive, 1377 Deltona Blvd. LifeSouth has an emergency need for all blood types. All those who donate blood will receive a gift card for a free 30-minute massage from Moss, as well as a gift of recognition and complimentary cholesterol screening from LifeSouth. To donate, you must be at least 16 (those 16 must have written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID. Call (352) 596-2002.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Tourist Development Council, 3 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 30307 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville.

Today's picks

Preschool programs: Toddler Time (for ages 18 to 35 months) at 10 a.m.; Storytime (for ages 3 to 5 years) at 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free. (352) 540-6391.

"Simple Strategies for Managing Your Money" financial management class: 10 a.m. Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. (352) 540-6391, 754-4433.

Library to show 'The Last Song': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Rated PG. Free. (352) 540-6391.

VFW Post 8713 spaghetti dinner: 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 8713, 1681 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. $5. (352) 796-4449.

Belly dance class: 7:15 p.m., Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville. Free; reservations required. RSVP to or call (352) 540-1568.

Hernando County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for emergency response team 02/23/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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