Monterey Park opened Wednesday its new emergency center across from City Hall, World Journal (世界日報) reports. The city's police and fire departments will use the center for first-aid training, disaster control, and as a temporary shelter during an emergency.
The center is equipped with a satellite phone, food storage, and energy supplies, Monterey Park Fire Department Director James Birrell and Captain Matt Halloc told World Journal. To monitor and control emergency relief efforts, the control center has 12 large screens that will function as a communication point between Monterey Park response teams and those of nearby areas.
The center will also offer on-site Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for residents in a multimedia classroom. Residents will be able to take other CERT courses remotely through communication devices provided by a $75,000 grant from L.A. County.
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