An earthquake hits Las Vegas. 100,000s are injured. Large sections of the city are without electricity. The emergency personal are overwhelmed. What do you do?
The Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) training tries to help you know, before hand, what to do in an emergency. From the CERT website “The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community”
Today I took the first of six classes in CERT. I think this is a great class everyone. The skills you learn could very well save your life and the life of those around you.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue provides this training free to anyone in Southern Nevada interested in attending. I will be taking it for the next five Wednesdays in the evening. If anyone is interested in joining me, let me know. You can miss the first class but not any of the other ones.