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    LA County Fire Department to Host Disaster Preparedness CERT Training

    Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) is hosting a Disaster Preparedness CERT Training. There will be three Free Consecutive Saturday Full-Day Workshops will be Offered, October 15, 22, and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center at 8750 El Tovar Place. Space is limited. Participants must register in advance and attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

    When disaster strikes, will you know what to do? The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out and encouraging community members to participate in this Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) is presenting CERT Training.

    Following a disaster, police, fire, and medical professionals may not be able to meet the immediate demand for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life-saving needs. CERT Training was developed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide basic fire safety and life-saving skills.

    CERT program is a nationally supported, locally implemented initiative that teaches people how to better prepare themselves for hazards that may affect their communities. Since 1993, CERT trains the public in basic disaster response skills such as team organization, disaster medical operations, fire safety, and light search and rescue. The ability for CERT volunteers to perform these activities frees up professional responders to focus their efforts on more complex, essential, and critical tasks.

    CERT Training participants will learn valuable survival skills, including disaster preparedness, terrorism, disaster fire suppression, disaster psychology, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and drill simulation, which can be vital in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster.

    To register for CERT Training, please visit the LA County Fire Department CERT training website.

    For more information, please contact Jessica Anukam, the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Specialist, at (323) 848-6436 or at janukam@weho.org.

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