Community Emergency Response Training
FREE EVENT: Prepared Peninsula Expo
- October 29, 2017 Noon until 3:00 PM (Flyer)
- Norris Pavilion
5001 Indian Peak Road
Rolling Hills Estates
- Free Food and "Trick or Treat" for kids in costume
- Emergency Tips
- Build your emergency bag
Palos Verdes Peninsula Community Emergency Response Team
The PVPCERT is a government/community resource that provides basic training in
disaster preparedness necessary to help you help your family, your neighborhood,
and your community in a disaster. We are a registered California Corporation and
have IRS Tax Exempt status as a nonprofit entity under IRS 501 (c) (3).
- PVPCERT is a Community Emergency Response Team that is unique to the Peninsula area.
- Benefits of such a team can provide for an effective first response.
- Members are provided continuous training.
- PVPCERT team members meet on a bi-monthly basis to review various scenarios dealing with natural disasters
- Your tax deductable donation will help us stay prepared and help others prepare.
Meetings are held at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7:00PM on the 4th Thursday of odd numbered months.
| March 23, 2017 |
Disaster First Aid and Medicine
DR. CLAYTON KAZAN, MEDICAL DIRECTOR TO THE LA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT AND
EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR, will review disaster medical response and
treatment of victims which CERT members may come across in a situation
when the emergency services are overwhelmed and unable to immediately
Dr. Kazan will cover triage, rapid, life saving treatment and basic
field medical treatment giving practical advice based on the CERT
program and his years of experience in the Emergency Room.
| May 25, 2017|
Disaster Preparedness - How prepared are you? Are you ready for fire season?
There have been several small wildfires in Palos Verdes over the last few years, appropriate brush clearance along with the quick response by LA County Fire, property loss has been kept to a minimum. This year with the large rainfall, vegetation has grown rampantly. With the warm weather it will soon be dried out .
Engineer Quintin Humphrey of LA County Fire will discuss wildfire preparedness and general disaster preparedness specifically in Palos Verdes and relate it to the flooding on the East Coast. Come and learn what you need to do to be ready.
| August 31, 2017 |
To Be Announced
| October 26, 2017||
To Be Announced
The approved CERT Course is a 20 hour course and is provided at no charge
to our communities through grants from the Department of Homeland Security,
The State of California and LA County. In order to complete CERT
Certification students must complete the entire 20 hour course. You may
make up missed classes during other CERT Courses anywhere in LA County
based on availability. Visit the LA County Fire Department
web site at fire.lacounty.gov for more details.
We schedule basic CERT training
|PVP CERT Training Schedule, 2017|
| August 5, 2017
August 19, 2017
|Amateur Radio Class Flyer
FCC "Technician" course (entry level)
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM both Saturdays (bring your lunch)
FCC "General" course (2nd level)
General 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM both Saturdays
The FCC tests will be August 26, 2017 10:00 AM until noon.
PVPCERT training and participation provides essential training and information to enable you to
prepare your homes and families to cope during the critical period immediately following a
disaster. That is when professional emergency services will be taxed beyond capability.
PVPCERT will train you to become part of the solution and to do the most good for the highest
number of people as part of a trained, well managed team. The goal of PVPCERT is to:
- Prepare you, your family and your home to survive a disaster.
- Prepare you to assist families and neighbors in time of a disaster.
- Prepare teams of Peninsula residents as first responders to support regular emergency personnel in a disaster.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff provide training at no cost to the student.
Basic training consists of seven comprehensive training sessions which include demonstrations and
exercises in such areas as:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Fire Suppression
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search and Rescue
- Disaster Psychology, Organization and Terriorism
- Disaster Simulation and Exercise
The Peninsula Emergency Response Team was developed in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake,
demonstrating the further importance of civilian volunteers. As a result, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
department, in cooperation with the cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, developed PVPCERT with the intent of
giving volunteers a higher level of basic skills in firefighting, search and rescue, disaster medicine, and preparedness.