An earthquake hits Las Vegas (we ARE on a major fault line you know) and 100,000s become injured. Large sections of the city are without electricity. The emergency personel are overwhelmed. What do you do?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training helps you prepare for any and all emergencies before hand. From the CERT website “The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as 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 workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community”. The best part- IT’S FREE and you get FREE stuff for taking the classes. Free training for emergency preparedness!! There’s no CPR training so you can’t use fear of mouth to mouth as an excuse for not taking the classes.
So classes are every Wed evening for the next 5 weeks (off for Thanksgiving week though) over near Jones and 95. Hubby just took the first of six classes in CERT and he loves it! So he’s looking for others to take the free class too. The skills you learn could very well save your life and the life of those around you.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue provides this training free to anyone in Southern Nevada interested in attending. If anyone is interested in the FREE classes, let me know. You can miss the first class (already past) but not any of the other ones.
Upon graduation, you get a backback full of emergency essentials, vest, hat, and the knowledge and preparation to help when disaster strikes. Anyone interested??