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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class
September 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The mission of the Glendale CERT Program is to train Glendale Citizens to assist in saving and sustaining lives following an emergency or disastrous event by applying basic response and organizational skills to their communities, families, and neighborhoods, until professional emergency response arrives.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of communities.
CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.
CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training opportunities offered by the sponsoring agency and others that further their skill base. Finally, CERT members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.
For questions about CERT training and to pre-register, contact call at (818) 548-6404
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