Sat10252014

Community

CERT offers fall training

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies and disasters.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

CERT is part of a nationwide program for disaster preparedness developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Service Corps, of which Los Altos PREPARE is the local Citizen Corps Council.

Topics include:

• Triage and disaster medical operations

• Earthquake preparedness

• Fire suppression

Attendance at all six sessions is required for certification.

Cost is $95, which includes all sessions, graduation exercises and a CERT backpack with safety equipment and tools. Cost is $25 for those taking the course as a refresher who already have their certificates and equipment.

The registration deadline is Sept. 8.

To register and for more information, visit losaltosbat.org.

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