When a major earthquake or other disaster strikes, fire fighters and other professional responders have to focus on the most critical emergencies. But that doesn’t mean the average citizen can’t help out.
To teach these skills, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department is offering weekly Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training classes.
CERT training covers fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, terrorism and disaster psychology. The seven-week course culminates in a drill that tests what participants have learned.
Classes will be held 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings from May 18 to June 22 with an all-day Saturday session slated for June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes will be held at Pleasanton’s Operations Service Center and the LPFD training grounds on Busch Road. They are open to those who live and/or work in Livermore and Pleasanton.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To do so call (925) 454-2361. For more information send an e-mail to CERT@LPfire.org.
Published at Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:03 +0000