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CERT: Free Emergency Response Training Course Offered in Pomona

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is hosting a free course in the East County in which you could learn to be prepared when disaster strikes.

The county fire department is again hosting a course to help get you prepared should disaster strike.

The Community Emergency Response Team program -- or CERT-- will happen here in the East County in Pomona over the course of three days in January and February.

"Developed through FEMA, CERT is a free 21-hour training course in basic safety and life saving skills taught by firefighters and trained emergency volunteers," according to the City of Diamond Bar, who is promoting the event.

The course is taught in three sessions and covers some of the following topics:

  • disaster preparedness
  • fire safety
  • emergency medical operations
  • light search and rescue operations
  • disaster psychology
  • terrorism
  • fire extinguisher training

"The program concludes with a course review, a disaster simulation exercise, and graduation of participants who attended all three sessions," the city said.

The class dates are: Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.  All will be held at the Los Angeles County Fire Department's East County Regional Training Center, at 3325 Temple Avenue, in Pomona.

You can register online here.  For more information, call: (909) 469-2659.

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