The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) is once again offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training. Classes will be held from 6:00 to 9:30 on Wednesday evenings from May 7 to June 11, 2014 at the fire training tower located at the City of Pleasanton Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road.
The CERT training is an opportunity for community members to learn about basic disaster preparedness and beyond. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, participants will learn about disaster preparedness and basic response related to fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and terrorism. The six-week program also covers disaster psychology and the mission of the CERT organization, and culminates in a LPFD and CERT multi-casualty drill, putting what participants have learned into practice.
“When a disaster such as a major earthquake strikes, the emergency responders will be focused on the most critical emergencies” says James Miguel, LPFD Fire Chief. “Fortunately, there are many things that residents can do to help themselves, their families, and the community around them, leading up to and following a disaster.”
Pre-registration for the CERT course is required and space is limited. To register and get further details, please call (925) 454-2361. Those interested can also email questions to CERT@LPfire.org.
—Information submitted by City of Pleasanton