Services Provided For Our Citizens and Businesses include: Smoke Detector Program, Child Safety Seat Clinics, Fire Extinguisher Training, CPR Information, Public Education, Fire Safety Presentations, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention and CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) Program.
What is CERT?
The CERT training program was developed following the Mexico City earthquake in 1985. During that earthquake, firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department noticed that first responder resources were not available due to the overwhelming amount of devastation. This resulted in area residents stepping in to help the victims. Unfortunately, these would be rescuers lacked training which resulted in additional injuries and fatalities.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a program sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It consists of amateur radio operators who volunteer their time, personal equipment and communications skills as a public service when disaster strikes.