A-CERT Yourself: New CERT Training Series Begins September 29th

Classes will be held at Burbank Fire Dept's Training Facility.

A new series of CERT (Community Emergency Reponse Team) classes will take place at Burbank Fire's Training Facility beginning September 29th. Students will go through some of the same drills practiced by the Burbank firefighters and volunteer corps, but you don't need to be a gladiator-in-training to join.

Enrollment is open to Altadena residents, both new students and those interested in refreshing all or part of the CERT training modules. 

Here's more information from Altadena's own Carolyn Seitz:

The class will be four non-consecutive Saturdays, and Burbank Fire's CERT instructors do an outstanding job of making the information and opportunity to learn interesting.

For those who haven't yet completed a CERT class, there is a $50 fee which must be paid at the time of registration. That fee includes a CERT backpack and CERT related personal protective equipment.  $20 of the fee is also refundable upon successful completion of the course and issuance of a Certificate of Completion.

For those of you who would like to use all or a portion of Burbank Fire's CERT class as a refresher, please email cmseitz@mindspring.com, and I will provide a separate contact for you. If you have your own CERT manual, CERT bag and personal protective equipment, there will be no fee for participating.

Please let me know if you register for the class, and then let me know when you've completed your class, and whether you're refreshing all or part, or doing it for the first time.

You won't regret the decision to participate, and you'll be much better prepared to take care of yourself and your family in times of emergency.

Click here for more information.

Chris Meadows August 11, 2012 at 04:40 AM
I took this training last year at Farnsworth Park, and I wasn't sure I was still young enough to be of any use to my community in an emergency situation. They firemen who trained us set me straight. Every member of our community can be useful in some way, and with knowledge you gain from these classes you can make a real difference. We are likely to experience a major earthquake in our lifetime, and as we know from emergencies elsewhere, we must be prepared to take care of ourselves and others in our neighborhood for several days. Please sign up and attend, the more people we have who are trained, the better off we all will be.


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