CERT training returns May 3
The Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites all residents to learn how to help themselves and others in the community during and after disasters.
The CERT program educates people 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency-preparedness projects in their community.
Students must attend all dates below to become CERT certified.The training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from May 3-June 9 from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The dates are as follows: Tuesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, plus June 7
Thursdays: May 5, 12, 19 and 26, plus June 2 and 9 To register, contact Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356, or firstname.lastname@example.org.