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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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