The Pleasant Hill Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be conducting its next training course starting on January 13, 2014
. The CERT training is free and open to all Pleasant Hill residents and businesses in Pleasant Hill ages 14 and up. The training provides practical skills for safely assisting family, neighbors and co-workers during and after emergencies. It is a 6 week course, one 3 hour night a week concentrating on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, including triage, injury assessment, treatment and hygiene, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, with a final course review and a simulated disaster exercise incorporating all subjects.
The dates for the classes are January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24, and March 3
. The classes all start at 6:00 pm. The simulated disaster exercise will take place on March 8, 2014. Classes will be at the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, 796 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill.
Come join other Pleasant Hill volunteers and "learn how to make a difference" for family, friends and neighbors in Pleasant Hill before the next disaster strikes. For additional information contact Pleasant Hill Police Lieutenant Dan Connelly at (925) 288-4633 or Jim Bonato at 938-5433 or go to the Pleasant Hill CERT website
. Register online at www.pleasanthillcertsignup.com