Moraga, CA, December 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Now in its sixth year of training, Lamorinda CERT has trained more than 400 disaster first responders. The free Community Emergency Response Training is sponsored by the cities of Lafayette and Orinda, the Town of Moraga.
The curriculum was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Lamorinda CERT Instructors are graduates from the Contra Costa County CERT Train The Trainer Program. Upon graduation participants are sworn in as California Disaster Service Worker Volunteers.
The February CERT classes will be held at Saint Mary’s College of California, which has been hosting CERT training for many years. The dates are: Wednesday February 3, 10, 17, 24 and Wednesday March 3, 2010. Classes will start at 6:30 p.m. and end around 9:30 p.m.
The February class is a prerequisite for those who want to attend Lamorinda DART's Animal Sheltering training later this year.
About Lamorinda CERT
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Serve your community by becoming a disaster first responder through CERT.
To learn more visit http://LamorindaCERT.org. To learn more about Lamorinda DART and its collaboration with Lamorinda CERT visit http://LamorindaDART.org