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Citizen Emergency Response Team - CERT training

A former member
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Given the ongoing public health event, I would highly recommend that folks consider getting CERT training. http://www.citizencor...­

Following a major disaster, people will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. The trained individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.

I took the training and it has been very useful. I now have a back-pack ready for disasters, complete with N95 masks, disposable gloves and a wrench to turn off gas!

The CERT training for community groups is usually delivered in 2 1/2 hour sessions, one evening a week over a 7 week period. the next class schedule at the Dekalb county Fire dept http://www.dekalbcert...­ is:
Thursdays: July 2 – August 29, 2009

Interested folks will need to fill the form: http://citizenreserve...­
get their police clearance and then submit the form.

Given the current global situation, any amount of preparation is useful,

Also, one thing that everybody should do, is to stock up on dry food items at home. Just in case the outbreak spreads more, you should have enough food in your house to survive a week - 10 days of isolation.

I will be doing "emergency operations center" duty at CDC tomorrow, and can provide updates to folks if interested.

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