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Do You Know What To Do In An Emergency?

It is important to know that if a major disaster occurs, firemen, police, paramedics will not be able come. They will be deployed to major incidents. That is why you must be prepared to take care of yourself.

Community Emergency Response training is given FREE by the LA Fire Department beginning on Jan. 8, 2019 at First Lutheran Church of Venice, 815 Venice Blvd. in Smith Hall. 
This training is well worth your time and has critical information for you and your family's survival in an emergency.

CERT Training  - January 8 - February 19, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in Smith Hall
Instructor: Firefighter Alex Butler - (213) 202-3121
Location: First Lutheran Church, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, (310) 821-2740

Class 1 - Jan 8    (Introduction, Disaster Awareness)
Class 2 - Jan 15  (Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques)
Class 3 - Jan 22  (Disaster Medical Operations 1)
Class 4 - Jan 29  (Disaster Medical Operations 2)
Class 5 - Feb 5    (Light Search & Rescue Operations)
Class 6 - Feb 12  (Team Organization & Disaster Psychology)
Class 7 - Feb 19  (Terrorism & Homeland Defense)

You must attend all classes to receive a Certificate of Completion. Make up classes will be available. This is a free course. 

Sign up at: CERT Training Registration and click on "Register" then "Join Waitlist." The instructor will accept all who show up on the first day of the course (including those on the waitlist).

The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training is to provide the individuals who complete this course with the basic skills that they will need to respond to their community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in the course. The target audience for this course is individuals who desire the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
 
Training includes:
Learning to suppress small fires
Basic first aid, including ABC treatment, treatment for shock, and related techniques
Evacuation tactics and how to collaborate with city agencies to support neighborhood exits
Search tactics
Communications, including the use of radios

You will not be expected to place yourself in dangerous situations.  A CERT member's first responsibility is to him or herself, then family, and finally community.
 
CERT members will receive 17 ½ hours of initial training. The 7-week course is followed by full-day, bi-annual refresher drills. CERT training is provided within the City of Los Angeles to anyone 18 or over.

Feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions.