Community Emergency Response Team

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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.

I am already a Volunteer Minister (www.volunteerministers.org) and helped out during the aftermath of Katrina in Baton Rouge, LA

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