When a disaster strikes, a number of people try to help, but some don't always know what they're doing.

On Wednesday, October 4th, the Natrona County Emergency Management Department will begin training for the Community Emergency Response Team.

Classes are held once a week for nine weeks, and are free to anyone thirteen or older.

Natrona County Emergency Manager Lieutenant Stu Anderson says the training teaches volunteers how they can help in a disaster, without becoming a victim themselves.

"There's always room for somebody during a disaster, even though you do have your spontaneous volunteers that step forward and want to help out, this pretrains them, so that they know how to help out and know how they can be the best use to that emergency response as well as how to do it safely."

Anyone interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team can contact the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.