25 Sep

Final Drill Planning Meeting and Volunteer Signup 9/30/14

Final Countdown to the 10/18 Drill – It’s not too late to get involved! A great way to practice your CERT skills or learn what it’s all about.

WHEN: Tuesday Sept 30 – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
4900 Cleland Ave (corner of Terrace 49)
Los Angeles, CA 90065.

WHY: We need to sign up volunteers of all skill levels to participate in the Neighborhood CERT Earthquake Disaster Drill on October 18.  Please come and help us finalize the plan for this important  event. The Neighborhood CERT Earthquake Disaster Drill on October 18 will be a learning experience for us all!

If you can’t make the meeting and still want to participate on 10/18, email: info at mtwashingtonjessica.org

16 Sep

Supplemental CERT Training 9/27/14 10am

Montecito Heights Senior Center – 10:00 am

4545 Homer St.   Los Angeles, CA 90031

On Saturday, September 27, at 10am, Roy Payan will be conducting a supplemental CERT training including radio communications protocols and how to load/carry a stretcher.

This is also open to all CERT grads and those currently in training. Those without training are welcome to participate as victims or observe and learn, so bring your family, friends and acquaintances.

  • T1 and Radio Communication Training: Learn about new software developed specifically for use by CERT teams during a disaster. This new software will prove to be a valuable tool to all CERT teams. Radio Communications: learn the differences in various band widths and frequencies including HAM, GMRS and FRS, communication protocol and procedures. Learn how to build your own neighborhood group and how to join the weekly Monday night CERT Radio Network Drill.
  • Search and Rescue: Apply your class training by doing area assessment and survivor assessments. Conduct search and rescue, injury assessment, stretcher loading and, how to carry a victim in a stretcher and unload injured at triage gathering site.
  • Triage: Perform basic triage, assess level of urgency to injured and perform basic first aid.