Malibu to Provide Free Emergency Response Team Training

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City of Malibu Emergency Services coordinator Brad Davis (center, at head of the table) teaches Community Emergency Response Team members knot-tying skills. 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be provided free of charge by the City of Malibu and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, on Thursdays throughout January and February.

The Federal CERT Program is designed to prepare citizens for hazards specific to their local area, as well as train them in areas such as fire safety, teamwork, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

The classes offered in Malibu cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical trainings, light search and rescue, terrorism, team organization and disaster psychology and a course review and disaster simulation drill. These modules will be spread out over seven weeks: Jan. 9, 16, 22, 30, and Feb. 6, 13 and 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. All meetings are on Thursdays except Jan. 22, and take place at Malibu City Hall.

To register for the free CERT training course, call Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Davis at 310.456.2489 X 280 or email him here.