Registration is open until Friday, July 11, for the Teen Community Emergency Response Team academy/camp, which will be from Thursday, July 17, to Saturday, July 19, at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie.

The Teen CERT program educates students ages 12-17 about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

The Teen CERT academy/camp will be a three-day event packed with disaster response training, team-building exercises, competitive events and fun recreational activities.

The program is free; but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. Information and the registration packet can be found on the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office website,, under the information tab. Another source of information is Plaquemines Deputy Allen Jolly III at (504) 391-2004.