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Get ready for a potential disaster as a member of the City's Community Emergency Response Team. For more information, call 626-588-CERT, or email your name, address and phone number to cert@alhambrafire.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 20136:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (class runs consecutively on Wednesday evenings)

In the hours following a disaster, it is quite possible that emergency response agencies may be overwhelmed and unable to respond immediately to your neighborhood. Participants in the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program are provided with skills to survive a disaster and provide neighborhood assistance until emergency agencies can respond.

Basic training (based on FEMA's CERT program) includes:

Emergency disaster preparedness – how to prepare for a major disaster by making homes safer and stocking supplies that are important to have in the home in case of an emergency. First Aid – how to perform life-saving techniques such as first-aid, fire suppression,light search and rescue. Communications and Good Team Work – development of these skills is very important to being successful and the instructors emphasize them in the training.

View CERT Program Web page.

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