New CERT Training in Camarillo begins on September 6


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The Camarillo Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) begins another series of classes on Saturday, prostate September 6, pharmacy at the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) training center at Camarillo Airport.  All area residents at least 18 years of age are invited to participate in this valuable free program.

CERT is taught by Ventura County firefighters.  Course instruction includes triage, first aid, extinguishing fires, search and rescue, cribbing (to remove injured persons from beneath heavy objects), terrorism response, and more.  During emergencies, fire and law enforcement personnel may request the services of CERT-trained residents.

The upcoming course will be taught on three consecutive Saturdays: September 6, 13, and 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The included photo is from the CERT class that was held in March.

Everyone participating in CERT receives a backpack with the course manual, vest, field gloves, helmet, goggles, flashlight, and a Camarillo CERT T-shirt.  Since CERT is funded by the Department of Homeland Security, training and materials are provided to participants at no charge.

If you would like to participate in CERT, please contact Heidi Zahrt at 383-5688, or at [email protected].

More information about CERT training is available at http://fire.countyofventura.org/Community/CERT/tabid/286/Default.aspx.

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