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Pompano Beach to offer Health and Financial Wellness Fair on July 30 and July 31


By David Volz

People who want to receive free health checks will want to attend the Health and Financial Wellness Fair that will take place on Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center located at 1801 Northeast 6th Street.

Local hospitals and health providers will offer free blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes tests, on-site HIV testing, glaucoma and vision screenings and more.

More than 60 businesses, organizations and non-profit organizations will participate in the Health Fair and provide valuable information about the various services they provide. They will offer advice on how to prevent health problems and encourage early detection of disease.

Pompano Beach offers CERT training

By David Volz

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue will be conducting Community Response Team (CERT) classes starting on September 18. Classes are held every Thursday evening for eight consecutive weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Training Center. More than 1,000 people have already graduated from this program that generates community pride. The Pompano Beach CERT training is free.

CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) nationwide training program that educates members of the community and business owners about what to do during a catastrophic disaster. The classes offer information and interactive training on important aspects of emergency management. CERT classes teach disaster preparedness response skills such as how to identify and anticipate hazards, extinguish small fires, conduct light search and rescue, assist emergency responders, apply basic medical techniques and learn to reduce hazards in the home and workplace. People can also learn CPR.

Also, the City of Pompano Beach wants residents to be prepared for hurricanes. Everyone should have a plan and know what they will do if a hurricane approaches Pompano Beach.