Leadership Long Beach Hosts FREE ‘CERT Quickstart’ Emergency Preparedness Course Tomorrow

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Leadership Long Beach applicationsOn Saturday, May 12 at the Long Beach Public Library Downtown Auditorium, class members of the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute Class of 2012 will present a free, three-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Preparedness Course. Beginning at 10 am, the training is open to the public as everyone should know how to handle the first 72 hours of an emergency disaster situation as those are the critical hours for the community to take care of themselves when emergency services may be critically stressed. To reserve your spot, send an email with the names and number of attendees to: RSVP@getreadylongbeach.org or call and leave a message at (562) 481-3866.

This three-hour course will help introduce community members to Emergency Preparedness in a free, informative and fun forum. The presentation will provide valuable information on how to get your home ready for a major disaster and important tips about first aid, search and rescue and communication plans to help increase your chances of survival after a major disaster. The Leadership Long Beach team completed the 20-hour CERT course, and worked with the Long Beach Fire department to develop a quicker overview to help educate residents how to get ready right now.

“So many people in Long Beach have not even begun to get their homes and workplaces ready for an emergency,” explained Sara Pillet, a member of the LLB Institute Class of 2012. “It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive; you can start with something simple like stocking up on water. Our goal is to help educate the community to help save more lives after the next major disaster.”

This is one of the four 2012 LLB Institute’s class projects and this one is produced by Mike Dunfee, Elvia Ruiz Hurtado, Dana Lee and Sara Pillet. The Institute, LLB’s signature program, is an intensive 10-month course devoted to principled leadership, personal responsibility, commitment, vision, and community trusteeship. Through panel presentations by community leaders and experts, plus hands-on experiences, diverse community/corporate/nonprofit participants learn about current issues pertaining to the local economy, government, social services, media, and education.


For the first 72 hours (or more) after a major disaster in Long Beach… you will be on your own. Are you prepared?

Please join Leadership Long Beach, The Long Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), The Long Beach Fire Department, The Long Beach Public Library, and Resolve to finally get ready!

Attend the “CERT Quickstart” Emergency Preparedness Course on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

The free course will be held at the Long Beach Public Library, Main Library Auditorium, located at 101 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach.

Take Long Beach Transit to the meeting and avoid parking fees! Visit http://www.lbtransit.com or call (562) 591-2301 to plan your trip.

To reserve your spot, send an email with the names and number of attendees to: RSVP@getreadylongbeach.org or call and leave a message at (562) 481-3866.

About Leadership Long Beach
Since its beginning in 1989, Leadership Long Beach has been dedicated to developing and engaging principled leaders to strengthen the community through its core programs – Institute, Executive Quick Start and Youth Leadership Long Beach. Leadership Long Beach was founded by some of our community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders. These founders envisioned the formation of a civic improvement program that would serve the community by educating and motivating leaders on issues important to the future and sustainability of our city. A corresponding purpose was to create a network of knowledgeable and informed community leaders who would support each other as they continued in their professional and personal areas of endeavor.

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