This Wednesday, February 15, we will once again meet at 12:15 at the Culver Hotel for our meeting. Our speaker for this week is Joel Falter, President of Culver City CERT and he will be speaking to us about the CERT program. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team and it is an organization that trains and organizes volunteers who can help out in the event of an emergency.
On their homepage, the program is described thusly: “The 22 hours of training, divided into four classes, includes an Introduction to Disaster Response, Disaster Medical Operations, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism Awareness and Incident Command. The training is "hands on" requiring students to actually do what they learn in class. There is a "mock earthquake" drill on the last day where students apply all of the training that they have learned.”