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Downey CERT Class 2017-02

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12222 Paramount Blvd

Downey, CA 90242

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CLASS DATES: October 7th, 14th, AND 21st. THIS IS A THREE DAY CLASS.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SATURDAYS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE CLASS.




Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training teaches emergency preparedness and disaster response skills to regular people, so that they can safely help themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods during major emergencies where first responders may be delayed.
People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace, and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERT trained residents can provide useful information to professional responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site.

Taught by experienced instructors from the City of Downey Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and CERT volunteer instructors, the free training combines 20 hours of classroom learning with hands-on training. CERT students learn disaster preparedness, light search and rescue techniques, disaster medicine, fire suppression, lifting and cribbing, and other necessary life safety skills. At the end of the three Saturdays of training, students put all their new skills to use responding to a simulated disaster in a realistic, half-day field training exercise.

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