The City of Santa Clarita is offering a seven-week Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program designed to teach residents basic survival skills in preparation for disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hazardous incidents, and other life-threatening situations. CERT classes will take place on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning January 17 through February 28, 2013.
The CERT program is an interactive training series integrating lectures, videos, skills assessments and demonstrations into every lesson plan. CERT offers a comprehensive emergency preparedness education, emphasizing the importance of preplanning and contingency planning to ensure the safety of community members during times of crises.
Participants will practice treating life-threatening conditions through a method used by first responders called Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (S.T.A.R.T). By the end of the course, trainees will be able to identify the proper courses of action and organize available resources according to the appropriate disaster situation.
To register for the CERT program, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Seasons or call (661) 250-3708 for additional information.