Wow. I feel I have accomplished a lot with this 20 hour training. The last night we went through a scenario with numerous disasters around the city. We had to operate under the command structure that the city uses. In our scenario we lost 7 victims but our instructor said it could have been much worse. Continue reading
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The training for becoming a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is invaluable. I am not only learning how to help others but I am getting my family emergency planning set up.
I never used a fire extinguisher before. We learned P.A.S.S. – Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep. Fun but now if the emergency hits I can help effectively.
Here is the manual on this segment – http://www.cert-la.com/manuals/PM-CERT-Unit2Rev2.pdf
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Okay I looked at things I like to do and realized helping people was IT.
Since my kids are grown I also want to travel more and what a better way than to go traveling with a purpose to help people with their emergency needs.
Reading through emails I read about another program – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). So I enlisted! It is a 20 hours training class put on by the fire department so they have a team of volunteers that can go into action as a moment’s notice. My class was offered by free through the Los Angeles Fire Department (www.cert-la.org). San Jose Fire Department also offers the class and I think it is $50. Continue reading