News Release

City to Offer Free Emergency Response Training

October sessions will prepare residents for disaster readiness and response. 

TEMPLE CITY, CA (Sept. 12, 2017)—This October, Temple City’s office of public safety is again offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, open to all residents ages 18 and older.

According to Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist, “In the wake of tremendous hurricane damage in Texas and Florida—not to mention the recent wildfires in California—it is time for the city and its residents to again take stock of how we stand in terms of emergency preparedness. CERT training will go a long way in assuring we are ready for such a disaster should one strike here.”

The CERT training will consist of a series of three full-day sessions: two Saturday classes on Oct. 21 and 28 and one Sunday class on Oct. 29. Classes will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 5938 Kauffman Ave.

The CERT program provides an opportunity for community members to learn about basic disaster preparedness. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, participants will learn the basics of fire suppression and search-and-rescue operations. In addition, the course will cover disaster psychology and medical aid including triage techniques, patient assessment and the treatment of life-threatening injuries. 

Trainings will culminate in a disaster simulation and drill, putting what participants learned into practice.

Those who complete all classes will receive Community Emergency Response Training certification. In the event of an actual disaster, this certification allows them to work with city emergency response teams.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact public safety supervisor Bryan Ariizumi at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4342.

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