The South Gate Police Department (SGPD) and the Los Angeles County Fire Department are inviting the public to learn how to better prepare yourself and your family in case of an emergency.
The Department will be offering the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training in a Three-Saturday commitment which includes training in fire suppression, disaster preparedness, terrorism awareness, disaster medical operations (Triage), light search and rescue, team formation and disaster psychology.
According to the SGPD, following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand.
People will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate life saving and life sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time.
The CERT program was developed to provide basic training in safety and life saving skills for the general public.
All students must be 18 years of age, and registration is required. The couse will take place on January 19th, 26th, and February 2nd, 2013. Students must complete all three days to graduate.