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Thursday, September 26, 2013

CERT Members From Across LA County Compete for Top Honors at 4th Annual #CERT Invitational

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Members From Across
Los Angeles County Compete for Top Honors at 4th Annual CERT Invitational

 The 4th Annual CERT Invitational brings together CERT teams of 6 to 10 local resident members each to test their skills in an atmosphere beyond that of a traditional refresher course. Experienced CERT instructors and local fire service first responders will serve as evaluators at each of six individual skill stations during the competition. The CERT program is modeled under the framework of neighbors helping neighbors in the time of crisis. 

WHO: CERT program teams of 6 to 10 members each.

WHAT: The CERT members will compete in six separate first response categories to test their skill levels. CERT members are local residents who have taken courses to become certified first responder assistants during major disasters and emergency situations.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles County Fire Department

Del Valle Training Center
28101 Chiquito Canyon Road
Castaic, CA 91384
TB Map Page 4459-C7

VISUALS: C.E.R.T. teams engaging in search and rescue, medical triage, cribbing, medical treatment, fire suppression, and command and control iterations at six skill stations.


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