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La Palma Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes Starting

by: Ed Fleming
Posted: July 16, 2018

LA PALMA...The West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be hosting a free CERT training class starting Friday, August 17, 2018. West County CERT is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster.

CERT educates people in disaster preparedness for events that may impact their area and provides basic disaster response skills. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The 20-hour FEMA-approved course includes training in Disaster Preparedness, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, Team Organization, and Emotional First Aid.

Training will be held at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base – Building 244, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. The training schedule will be comprised of two weekend training sessions: 

  • Friday, August 17:                 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 18:             8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24:                 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25:             8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 If interested, please register at WestCountyCertAcademy@gmail.com or call (714) 229-6625.

About the City of La Palma

Ranked by Money Magazine in 2015, 2013, 2011, and 2007 as one of America’s Best Places to Live, the City of La Palma is a 1.9 square mile general law city in northwest Orange County, consisting of 15,568 residents and approximately 300 commercial and industrial businesses. The City was incorporated in 1955 under the name of Dairyland and has 55 full-time and 35 part-time employees.


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