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February 24, 2013 (Descanso)--If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, Community Emergency Response Tea.m. (CERT) members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training.  These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until professional help arrives.

The CERT training will be held in Descanso at the Town Hall on March 8-9 and March 14-16.  The classes themselves are free. 

The schedule will go as follows:

March 8, Friday                     Disaster Preparedness                             6:30 P.M.    -   9:00 P.M.

March 9, Saturday                      Fire Safety                                             9:00 A.M.    -   11:30 A.M.

                                                Medical Operations (Part 1)                 12:00 P.M. -   2:30 P.M.  

                                                Medical Operations (Part 2)                 2:30 P.M.    -   5:00 P.M.                                     

 March 14, Thursday              CERT Organization                            6:30 P.M.    -   9:00 P.M.

 March 15, Friday              Terrorism and CERT                          6:30 P.M.    -   8:15 P.M.

Disaster Psychology                            8:15 P.M.    -   9:00 P.M.


March 16, Saturday               Search and Rescue                            9:00 A.M.    -   11:45 A.M.

                                                     Disaster Drill/Simulation                            12:15 P.M.  -   4:00 P.M.

                                                     Test and Graduation                               4:00 P.M.    -   6:00 P.M.

If you have any questions or are interested in signing up for the CERT training please contact Stacy Magoffin at (619)251-8962 or e-mail at stmagoffin7@juno.com.   

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