From CERT Public Information Officer Harry White:


Cert team members attending a training session

The Mammoth Lakes CERT, Community Emergency Response Team is a group of volunteers trained to assist local first responders during an emergency.  Training includes, personnel emergency preparedness, first aid, CPR/AID, traffic control, small fire control/extinguishing, triage, search and rescue, establishment/operating of Emergency Operating Centers and shelter operations.  Fortunately 2011 was free of serious emergencies.  The Mammoth Lakes CERT did assist the Mammoth Lakes Police Department with traffic control at town events, Mono County Public Health with flu clinics and participated in several State and County emergency exercises to maintain skills.


CERT will be conducting a one hour introduction to emergency preparedness and CERT goals and training objectives at the Best Western Motel, Main Street, Mammoth Lakes on 31 Jan.  at 7PM.  This introduction is free to all Mammoth Lakes residents as will be the next CERT training academy that will be conducted at 9AM-5PM on 25 Feb. 3 March and 10 March at the Best Western.  Training materials and refreshments will be provided.  CERT would like attendees to join our team but joining is not a requirement.  Questions about CERT and registration should be left at 760-933-8262 or addressed to, [email protected].

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