Friday, April 23, 2010

Learn to be a Neighborhood First Responder

The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is sponsoring free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to teach the basic skills needed in the event of a disaster. The classes will be taught at Peck Park, 560 N. Western Ave., from 6:30 to 9 pm on seven consecutive Thursdays beginning May 6. Classes cover disaster preparedness, search and rescue, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operator/assessment and team organization.

CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

To register, send your name, address, and phone number to or 638 S. Beacon St, Box 688, San Pedro, CA 90731. For more information visit or contact Katy Carlson at or (310) 320-3027.

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