A FREE CERT training class is available to the public on October 26-28. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.
Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
CERT training is a commitment of 20 hours of training. Only those who successfully complete the practical exercise with hands-on instruction in fire suppression, search and rescue, cribbing, and medical aid, will receive a certificate of completion.
Class size is limited to 25 people. San Jacinto residents will have priority registration; a waiting list will be initiated on a first-come/first-served basis for nonresidents.
To register call (951) 487-7386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The flyer and registration form for this event is at http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us/news/pdfs/2012/10-26-12_CERT.pdf.
Training will be held at San Jacinto Community Center, 625 South Pico Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583.
This 20-hour class meets:
Friday, October 26th 5:30pm–9:30pm
Saturday, October 27th 8:00am–5:00pm
Sunday, October 28th 8:00am–5:00pm
This information was gleaned from the http://www.ci.san-jacinto.ca.us.