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Disaster training offered to residents

DOWNEY – The Downey Fire Department will begin its next round of CERT training for local residents April 6.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a free program in which residents ages 18 and older are trained to respond in the event of a neighborhood disaster.
Residents are trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, damage assessment, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and disaster simulation.
To become CERT-certified, residents must attend three days of training – April 6, 13 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. Training is free.
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Published: March 28, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 50

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