Thursday, April 16, 2009

Exercise May 2 to test community emergency training skills

“Operational Area”

C.E.R.T Program Refresher


The Los Angeles County Fire Department along with assisting agencies such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Alhambra Fire Department, West Covina Fire Department, Glendale Fire Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department will be conducting a Bi-annual Refresher Exercise for CERT Team members.  These members are graduates of various CERT Programs taught throughout Southern California.  The event is an opportunity for the members to refresh the skills they learned during training and helps them prepare for disasters such as an earthquake.  Information on the exercise are as follow:  


WHO:             Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

                        Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, and assisting agencies


WHAT:           CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Refresher Event


WHERE:        Fairplex of Pomona

                        1101W. McKinley Ave.

Pomona CA.  91768

                        TB Page 600-G5

                        (Note: Free parking is available via Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.)


WHEN:          Saturday, May 2, 2009                  

                        Time: 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.          


VISUALS:     “Hands OnTriage Mitigation, Disaster Search and Rescue scenario, Static display’s by Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriffs Department Search and Rescue, Vendors and more.


CONTACT:   For more information on program contact Captain Jeff Vrooman at (213) 247-8524 or Public Affairs Section (323) 881-2411.


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