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Save a Life with Free CERT Training
September 6, 2012 - By Scott Ferguson (for Topanga CERT)
Do you know the proper way to use a fire extinguisher? Could you identify the signs of shock and be able to treat this life threatening condition? Do you know the three main methods for controlling bleeding?
You can learn these and many other life-saving skills by taking the Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course.
The training covers a series of useful emergency response topics, including disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical triage and rescue, first aid and medical organization, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and terrorism response. Its hands-on learning in a fun environment.
Your Topanga CERT volunteers, supported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Departments, will be presenting the complete CERT course to the public. This invaluable training spans four consecutive Saturdays September 8, 15, 22 and 29, at Topanga Christian Fellowship Church, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Rd. The course is offered at no charge as a public service.
The first three Saturday sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break from 12 to 1 p.m. On the final day, Saturday, September 29, class runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
All CERT course graduates receive an official CERT backpack filled with emergency gear, including hardhat, high visibility vest, goggles, dust masks, leather gloves, flashlight and more.
Enrollment is limited so sign up today. To reserve a space: TopangaCERT@verizon.net; or call Scott Ferguson at (310) 455-1413. Walk-ins are welcome.