Learn how to join the Community Emergency Response Team

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long-beach-certResidents are invited to learn about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Long Beach at a free workshop on Monday, August 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.

The workshop will be presented by Josh Johnson, CERT Coordinator for the Long Beach Fire Department, and Eric Pieper, Emergency and Disaster Management Consultant and a Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2008 Graduate.

CERT of Long Beach is a training course designed to help residents be prepared in the event of a community emergency or disaster.  The free CERT program is 22 hours of classroom and hands-on training.  Residents will learn about safety and disaster-preparedness topics, including:

  • Introduction to Disaster Response and Team Organization
  • First Aid in Disasters
  • Fire Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Assembling and Storing Disaster Supply Kits

Residents are also encouraged to bring canned food to donate to Food Finders to assist Long Beach neighbors during the current economic crisis.

The free CERT workshop will be presented in English with Spanish and Khmer translation available. Please call 48 hours in advance for Khmer translation. Free parking is available behind the building and on the street.

To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Sharron.Hinkey@longbeach.gov or call 562.570.1010.

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