21 May

Free CERT Class starts Wednesday, July 11 in Glassell Park

Community Emergency Response Team LogoCERT class set up for Wednesday Nights starting July 11th from 7:00-9:30 PM at Glassell Park Community and Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Road, Glassell Park, 90065.  This free basic training taught by the Fire Department is to prepare you and your family for a disaster and the basic skills of how to safely respond into your neighborhood when professional first responders are not available.


05 Sep

CERT Classes Starting Soon

Community Emergency Response Team Logo

FREE CERT Classes coming up:

Also, if you’ve previously taken a CERT class, a Refresher Class is being offered on October 16 from 7:30 AM  – 1 PM at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center on Stadium Way.

Check out all CERT classes being offered in the LA area at Eventbrite.

For further information, you may contact the CERT Unit at (213) 893-9840.

05 Aug

CERT Radio Practice 8/17

Community Emergency Response Team LogoCERT Battalion 2 is hosting a communications meeting on Thursday, August 17 from 7-9 pm at Denny’s on San Fernando Rd. in Cypress Park. You can learn the basics of using your FRS radio and practice communicating for the MWJN Combined Resources Drill on the August 19th. You don’t need any CERT training to attend this session – great opportunity!

Denny’s Restaurant: Commmunity Room
3060 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065

contact: coordinators@cert-la-battalion2.com

19 Jun

MWJN Combined Resources Drill – 8/19

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, August 19th

Joint “Map Your Neighborhood”

and CERT Exercise

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)  trains citizens to respond to disasters when first responders are unavailable.

MYN (Map Your Neighborhood) trains residents to coordinate resources and needs within their own block of neighbors in order to help themselves during the first hour of a disaster.

When the two programs are combined, we can connect the dots from individuals on a single block who have specific needs with trained responders who can get help to those who need it most. CERT leaders can relay priorities to outside help as it becomes available.

This is potentially a powerful, life-saving connection that brings the greatest good to the greatest number of people.

We have held CERT drills (2014 at the Coptic Church) and MYN Drills (2015 and 2016 around 5 Points). This exercise will be one of the first of its kind to combine the two. There is much to be learned!

CERT will deploy and set up the Command Post while the Map Your Neighborhood blocks do their assessments. CERT will then check in on each of the blocks to see where they need support and send response teams accordingly. This will be an evening exercise in the Mt. Washington area.  Exact location, time and more details to follow…

Find out about CERT classes

Find out about getting your block prepared with Map Your Neighborhood

For more information, contact patrick@cert-la-battalion2.com or info@mtwashingtonjessica.org.