Greene County to Launch Community Emergency Response Team

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The Greene County Sheriff's Office is launching a new program Monday to teach volunteers skills that could save lives.

More than 40 people are registered to be a part of the county's first community emergency response team. Through the eight-week program, volunteers will be trained in search and rescue, fire safety and first aid.

"The sheriff's office's theme here in Greene County is putting citizens first and this is a way to let the citizens help themselves and to help their family and the community in the event of an emergency or disaster," said Sheriff Steve Smith.

The first community emergency response team session will take place Monday at the Stanardsville Fire Department from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.    

The sheriff's office says they are always looking for volunteers.

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