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City of San Marcos sponsors free emergency response training

The City of San Marcos, in partnership with Palomar College will be sponsoring a tuition free, ten-part Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training series on consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:00 am beginning Sept. 8 and running through Nov. 10.

With recent disaster events across the nation serving as reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness, CERT training includes courses in disaster preparedness, fire safety, terrorism, basic disaster response skills and disaster medical operations to prepare individuals to tend to themselves and their family members, neighbors, or coworkers during crisis events.

Culminating in a disaster response scenario, successful CERT graduates will receive a certificate of completion in the non-credit Palomar College course and an invitation to join the San Marcos CERT team. CERT team members are issued equipment kits and attend periodic Saturday morning training refreshers sessions and participate in rescue drills with the San Marcos Fire Department.

Together, the San Marcos CERT team and an educated community will be a vital piece to the survival and recovery of our region in the event of a disaster.

To register for CERT training, please call (760) 744-1050 ext. 3405 or visit www.san-marcos.net for more information.

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Applicants sought for emergency response training

City officials are encouraging residents to enroll in the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. This free training will be held on 10 consecutive Saturdays from September 10 to November 12. Classes run from 8:30 to 11 am.

The CERT course curriculum covers topics including emergency preparedness, fire safety, emergency medical operations for one or multiple victims, light search and rescue operations, terrorism and disaster psychology. A disaster simulation drill will also be part of the training.

“Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Todd Newman. “People will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time,” he added. “This kind of training will help people help each other until the professionals can arrive.”

The class will be held at the San Marcos Training Facility, 184 Santar Place. Participants must be 18 years or older.

To register for the CERT training, please call (760) 744-1050, ext. 3405.

City of San Marcos, CA: Fire department seeks CERT students

The San Marcos Fire Department urges residents to train and prepare themselves for emergency situations by enrolling in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

Using their training, CERT members can tend to themselves, their families and their neighborhoods in the event of a disaster. The next CERT class is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 12, 2009 and will run for eight consecutive Saturdays.

For enrollment information, please call (760) 744-1050, extension 3405.

Applicants sought for emergency response training

San Marcos, CA – City officials are encouraging residents to enroll in the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. This free training will be held on 10 consecutive Saturdays from January 17 to March 21. Classes run from 8:30 to 11 am. The CERT course curriculum covers topics including emergency preparedness, fire safety, emergency medical operations for one or multiple victims, light search and rescue operations, terrorism and disaster psychology. A disaster simulation drill will also be part of the training. “Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand,” said San Marcos Emergency Operations Coordinator Scott McClintock. “People will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate life‐saving and life‐sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time,” he added. “This kind of training will help people help each other until the professionals can arrive.” For more information, please visit www.sanmarcoscert.org or call (760) 744‐1050, ext. 3405 to register.