Community Emergency Response Team
If a major earthquake or disaster hits, do you
- have enough supplies for a minimum of 7 days up to an entire month for all family members, including pets?
- know how to turn off the gas?
- know how to turn off the power?
- know how to apply first aid?
- have enough water for all of yourfamily and your pets?
- have provisions for living outside your home for a length of time if the structure is compromised?
- know how to survive?
Take CERT training for: Yourself
Your workplace Your neighborhood
CERT classes are FREE
This CERT class is jointly sponsored by Panorama City Neighborhood Council, North Hills East Neighborhood Council, North Hills West Neighborhood Council and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
WHY TAKE THE CERT TRAINING?
Well, it’s like paying for car insurance. You might never need it, in fact you hope you won’t. But if the occasion arises, having the CERT training, just like having car insurance, means you’re as ready as you can be to help yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
You will receive 17-1/2 hours of initial training by LAFD personnel. It is provided free of charge within the city of Los Angeles to anyone 18 or over. If you miss a session, you can make it up at another CERT class.
CERT members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. You will learn how to prepare for emergencies, what supplies you should have NOW in your house, how much food and water, but most importantly, how to protect your family (and your neighbors) in an emergency!
It is important to realize that when a major disaster occurs, the fire department, para- medics, police…WILL NOT COME! They will be deployed FIRST to major incidents such as collapsed buildings. That is why you constantly hear that you MUST be prepared to take care of yourself. In the CERT course they say…
“The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People”
When you are trained, you are far more equipped to deal with your circumstances without needing aid from outside sources.