Fire department offers disaster training

DOWNEY - The Downey Fire Department will host training starting next week to join Downey's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).CERT members learn to help their neighborhoods during disasters or catastrophic events such as earthquakes or floods. Members are professionally trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, damage assessment, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster psychology. Training will take place April 14, 21 and 28 at Calvary Chapel Downey from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To sign-up, call (562) 904-7345 or e-mail

********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51