CERT introduction to emergency preparedness

From CERT Public Information Officer Harry White:

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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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ML CERT PIO
ML CERT PIO
10 years ago

Benett & KSRW

Thank you for your great community service, Mammoth Lakes CERT appreciates it.

True Blue
True Blue
10 years ago

Kudos to MLPD and MLFD for starting this program, as well as to Harry and the other volunteers. In these days of reduced budgets, there is a place for volunteers to assist in many areas of emergency services. Once again MLPD takes the lead. Hopefully other local governments will do… Read more »

Inyoite
Inyoite
10 years ago
Reply to  True Blue

What in the world could be “thumbs down” worthy in that post?

Charles James
Charles James
10 years ago

As a former Red Cross administrator for many years and as an instructor, I am familiar with this program which was put together originally by LAFD back in the mid-80s. It was such a good program that it was co-opted by FEMA. If enough people were willing to take the… Read more »

Big Rick O'Brien
Big Rick O'Brien
10 years ago

They will be short one surgeon… just sayin’

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
10 years ago

^ Not only did your comment have absolutely nothing to do with the Mammoth Lakes CERT program, but it was completely uncalled for.

B. Richter
Mammoth Lakes CERT Historian
Member since 2008

Charles James
Charles James
10 years ago

Rick,
…and your comment adds to the discussion and is related to this subject just “how”?

Big Rick O'Brien
Big Rick O'Brien
10 years ago
Reply to  Charles James

It doesn’t…didn’t think anyone would even notice. My attempt to inject a little humor into a very serious situation was obviously a mistake. I guess I’ll keep my day-job.