Sat, Mar 05|
Southern Nevada CERT
Community Emergency Response Training | 2-DAY EVENT
History has taught us that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
Southern Nevada CERT, 7551 W Sauer Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128, USA
About the event
The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees.The training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.
Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a disaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training..
Free CERT Class
This ticket includes free class. Lunch is not provided. Must bring your own lunch or you can drive out during lunch time to get your lunch.