Residents are invited to learn about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Long Beach at a free workshop on Monday, August 3, from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.
The workshop will be presented by Josh Johnson, CERT coordinator for the Long Beach Fire Department, and Eric Pieper, emergency and disaster management consultant and a graduate of the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2008.
CERT of Long Beach is a training course designed to help residents be prepared in the event of a community emergency or disaster. The CERT program is 22 hours of classroom and hands-on training. Residents will learn about safety and disaster-preparedness topics, including Introduction to Disaster Response and Team Organization, First-Aid in Disasters, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue and Assembling and Storing Disaster Supply Kits.
Residents are also encouraged to bring canned food to donate to Food Finders to assist Long Beach neighbors during the current economic crisis.
This free workshop will be presented in English with Spanish and Khmer translation available (call 48 hours in advance for Khmer translation). Free parking is available behind the building and on the street.