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Malibu Community Emergency Response Team members were recognized recently for their outstanding participation in the program during 2009. Pictured, from left: Steve Ryan, Arden Prince, Linda Nicholas, Juergen Cords, Georgia Goldfarb, Thom Panunzio and Marshall Thompson.

The Malibu Community Emergency Response Team recently honored local members for their outstanding participation last year. Each honoree received a certificate and a copper service star in recognition of their efforts.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department developed the CERT program in 1985. Since then, the program has been adopted and enhanced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Fire Academy. CERT aims to provide basic safety training and lifesaving skills to the public.

More information about CERT can be obtained by calling 310.456.2489 ext. 260.