This July, Temple City’s office of public safety is again offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, open to all residents ages 18 and older.
The CERT training will consist of a series of three full-day sessions: two Saturday classes on July 28 and Aug. 4, and one Sunday class on Aug. 5. Classes will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 5938 Kauffman Ave.
The CERT program provides an opportunity for community members to learn about basic disaster preparedness. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, participants will learn the basics of fire suppression and search-and-rescue operations. In addition, the course will cover disaster psychology and medical aid including triage techniques, patient assessment and the treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Trainings will culminate in a disaster simulation and drill, putting what participants learned into practice.
Those who complete all classes will receive Community Emergency Response Training certification.
For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2Ick9kv or contact public safety supervisor Bryan Ariizumi at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4342.