Morning Earthquake Provides Preparedness Reminder

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:

Disaster Preparedness
Fire Suppression
Triage & Patient Assessment
Light Search & Rescue
Incident Command System
Disaster Psychology
Terrorism
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.  

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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