Rosemead Public Safety Department, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department is offering a training program to teach residents how to handle major emergencies until safety officials can reach them.
The city is now accepting applications for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program.
This training course will be held on three (3) consecutive Saturdays, October 26, November 2, and 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Rosemead Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770.
The CERT program is taught by the County Fire Department and educates participants about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact specific neighborhoods and trains residents in basic disaster response skills.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT graduates can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT graduates also are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
To become a CERT graduate, participants must complete the 20 hours of Mandatory CERT training. The CERT training program is open to all Los Angeles County residents. Class space is limited.