Has anyone ever heard of CERT?
This is a Community Emergency Response Team that I have had extensive training in.
IF there is ever a disaster of any type on a large scale, it will be up to us to take care of ... View more ourselves.
One of the threads I would like to start is in self preparedness for the neighborhood and how we can all band together to help each other.
The LBFD used to offer CERT training. Not sure of the current status of the program.
I was hoping that maybe we could gather the skill sets of those in our Neighborhood and team together in the cae of a large natural disaster.
Now, mind you, the prime directive of a CERT team member ... View more is family and your property first. Once the family is safe and secure, then your property is stable, then you would consider the options of what you could do to help others.
One of the major things I always hear at these trainings is, If there is a MAJOR natural disaster, DO NOT count on outside help. You have to learn to take care of yourselves and those around you. First aid training is a subset of the CERT training.