(Diamond Bar, CA, July 10, 2017) – Los Angeles County Fire Department is currently taking registrations for its upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which will be held at Diamond Bar City Hall over three consecutive Saturdays, starting on August 5.
CERT is a FEMA-approved, 21-hour training taught by firefighters and aimed at providing instruction on how to care for yourself, your family and your neighbors during a disaster. In addition to learning about the various types of hazards that may impact this immediate area, CERT trainees learn light search and rescue, fire safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Time is also spent covering terrorism, the disaster and post-disaster emotional environment, the phases of a crisis, and helpful ways to reduce the effects of stress and stabilize survivors.
There is no cost to participate, however participants must be at least 18 years of age and available to complete all three sessions – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, August 5, 12 and 19 – in order to receive a certificate of completion. Diamond Bar City Hall is located at 21810 Copley Drive.
Advanced registration is required and may be processed online at https://diamondbar-cert2017.eventbrite.com. Questions may be emailed to Los Angeles County Fire Department Community Services Liaison Leticia Pacillas at Leticia.firstname.lastname@example.org.