Free Emergency Skills Training: Monterey CERT, Fall 2018

Posted on August 7th, 2018 by lighthouseave

The next Community Emergency Repsonse Team (CERT) emergency training program begins in Monterey on September 6, 2018. Teens through older adults are encouraged to attend. Classes continue Thursday nights, 6:30pm-9:30pm, through October 18. Anyone may enroll by sending an e-mail of interest - you will receive a confirmation with class details.

You'll learn about emergency medicine, fire extinguishers, disaster preparedness, shutting off your utilities, rescue, communications when phones fail, and assessing a home or workplace after an earthquake or storm.

The CERT program uses a FEMA curriculum to educate 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 their families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT also participates in searches for missing persons, serves as coastal spotters for persons swept out to sea, storm response, and other emergencies.

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