With many of our neighborhood residents jolted awake at 3:19 Wednesday morning by a 3.7 earthquake centered in the Playa Vista area, it seems like a good time to note that the LA Fire Department is sponsoring a new, seven-week round of free Community Emergency Response Training (CERT), starting next month. All citizens 18+ years old are invited to participate; no experience necessary. People we know who have taken the course say it is really an exceptional program giving participants the working tools to deal with many kinds of emergency situations, whether earthquake related or not.
Topics will include:
Triage & Patient Assessment
Light Search & Rescue
Incident Command System
The classes will be held every Thursday from August 23-October 4, 6:30 -9:30 p.m., in the Community Room at LAPD’s Rampart Station, 1401 W. 6th St.
For more information, call (818) 756-9674 or visit the Cert calendar.