Hemet Fire Chief Joe Morris is currently working with Pastor Jim Dorsey of the Hemet Church of the Nazarene to coordinate a network of city-wide Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). The first CERT class is set for September 17-21 from 8 am-noon. CERT training is FREE.
Training consists of a 20-hour program in which trainees will learn things such as basic first aid, how to switch off power, and how to triage buildings in case of natural disaster. To sign up, call (951) 927-8717 or visit HemetNaz@yahoo.com.
Dorsey is the president of the Pastor’s Association in Hemet, a group comprised of over 50 of the valley’s churches. Classes will be held at his church which is located on the corner of Soboba and Florida Avenues.
Hemet Church of the Nazarene
42655 East Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92544
(on the corner of Florida and Soboba)
For more information please view these articles:
For instructions on how to be prepared various disasters, check out the Hemet Fire Department’s resource list at http://www.cityofhemet.org/index.aspx?NID=303. Here is what they currently have listed:
Earthquake Preparedness: The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home.
Uniting Communities & Preparing the Nation: Citizen Corps is FEMA’s grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all hazards emergency preparedness and resilience. Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared, to get training in first aid and emergency skills, and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.
- American Red Cross
- Earthquake Information
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Fire / Emergency Daily Reports
- Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
- Neighboring Agency Incident Information
- Riverside County Public Health Department
- USGS Cal / Tech Earthquake Information
- Weather Information
- National Weather Service
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Prevention, education, and response – That is what I want to restore.
Joe Morris, Hemet Fire Chief
(He has been in the fire industry for 26 years.)