The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) will once again offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training on Wednesday evenings, starting May 7.
CERT training is an opportunity for the public to learn about basic disaster preparedness. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, participants will learn about fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue and terrorism. The six-week program also covers disaster psychology and the mission of the CERT organization, and culminates in a LPFD and CERT multi-casualty drill, putting what participants have learned into practice.
"When a disaster such as a major earthquake strikes, the emergency responders will be focused on the most critical emergencies" said Fire Chief James Miguel. "Fortunately, there are many things that residents can do to help themselves, their families and the community around them, leading up to and following a disaster."
Classes will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays evenings from May 7 to June 11 at the fire training tower located at the Pleasanton Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road.
Pre-registration for the CERT course is required and space is limited. To register and get further details, call (925) 454-2361. Those interested can also email questions to CERT@LPfire.org/