GET READY, Take Classes on Disasters and More

This Tsunami is not the first nor will it be the last. Get prepared to help in YOUR COMMUNITY!

There are several resources:

  • Adult Education
  • CERT – Community Emergency Response, called PANDA in Palo Alto
  • Red Cross

Here are some classes:

***YOUR FIRST step should be to get CERT trained.

FREE CPR TRAINING
The American Red Cross is offering free CPR training in several Northern
California locations on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Register today and learn
lifesaving skills that will better prepare you and your family for
emergencies. CPR classes will be offered in English, Spanish and Cantonese
at various locations.

To register go to  <http://www.redcrosscprsaturday.org/>
http://www.redcrosscprsaturday.org/

These classes fill up so to ensure a spot register as soon as you can.

Wilderness First Aid

We are scheduling a Wilderness First Aid Class for San Mateo CERT Graduates.
The instructor has offered this class at a much lower price than what is
normally charged. It is a 16 hour class that is being offered for CERT
members in the City of San Mateo .  This class is incredibly relevant to
Disaster first aid and I encourage anyone interested in learning more about
either Disaster or Wilderness first aid to sign-up for it.  The cost of the
class will be $85.00, and will be scheduled for a weekend sometime in May or
June. To deliver this class we need to have a minimum of 8 people that will
attend. In this class, students will learn about Patient Assessment,
managing wounds and injuries in an outdoor or extended care environment, and
dealing with environmental hazards such as heat and cold emergencies which
may be faced during a disaster.  Students will have many hands-on
opportunities to practice what they have learned, so even if you feel
comfortable with First Aid skills, the practice you gain from attending will
be time well spent.  Students completing this course will be eligible for
the American Safety and Health Institute Wilderness First Aid Certification.

If you are interested in this class, please contact Herb Patten,
hpatten@pacbell.net and let him know you are interested.  If we get the
required minimum participants we will establish a firm schedule.

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