Campus to Offer Community Response Training

September 15, 2006

Beginning in October, campus members are invited to take part in a joint CSUF-Fullerton Fire Department program on Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training.
CERT is a program offered in several communities to educate people about disaster preparedness and hazards that may impact their neighborhoods. The program offers training in basic disaster response skills in fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or on campus following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
The campus program will be offered in three Saturday sessions on Oct. 7, 14 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The training will be offered in the Shapiro Wing of the Ruby Gerontology Center. Cost is $20 per person.
Registration packets are available from University Police or the OLLI Office located in Room 7 of the Ruby Gerontology Center. For more information, call Quentin Frazier at 657-278-3572.