Welcome To PVPCERT

SERVING THE CITIES & COMMUNITIES OF:
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES
ROLLING HILLS
PALOS VERDES ESTATES
UNINCORPORATED WESTFIELD
UNINCORPORATED ACADEMY HILLS

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).

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7:00PM on the 4th Thursday of odd numbered months.
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January 24, 2019

CPR Training

Roberto Luna, RN, BSN, PHN, of the Emergency Preparedness Public Health Nurse Service, of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be providing hands only CPR at the next CERT refresher training. This is not a class for certification, it is just training.

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby doubling or tripling the chances of survival. In this training you could learn hands only CPR and a chance of saving a life.

Please come and join us. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. The more people who learn, the better off we all are.

March 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Red Cross Shelter Training

The CERT program is excellent in teaching volunteers of how to respond in the first few hours after a major incident when emergency services may be overwhelmed and we need to take care of ourselves and others, if we chose to do so. It teaches search and rescue, how to triage and treat the most injured and save lives etc.

But what after the situation has stabilized? What if homes are not habitable? The attached Red Cross class gives the fundamentals of how to set up and run a Red Cross shelter, which could be applied in our neighborhoods until help arrives. It is a good compliment to the CERT program. Or volunteers can continue with the Red Cross training and become Red Cross volunteers and be able to volunteer at Red Cross Shelters.
Click here for the Red Cross Flyer

May 24, 2018

DEA 360: Opoid Crisis

The next CERT refresher will be a speaker from the Drug Enforcement Administrations on the topic of the opioid addiction and the efforts being made in targeting all levels of drug trafficking organizations.

The speaker, Guy Gomez, a Diversion Outreach Coordinator with the DEA, with a unique experience in law enforcement and psychology, will give a talk on the topic including information on how we can all help combat this national epidemic. More information is attached.

While this is not a traditional CERT topic, this could another way we can gain an understanding and possibly save lives in this national opioid and drug epidemic along with the high fatality rate, related mental health issues and rising suicide rates. This epidemic exists in all communities.
Click here for the official fact sheet
Click here for Guy Gomez bio

TRAINING SCHEDULE

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 sessions.
 
PVP CERT Training
CERT Basic Training The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the CERT training, citizens learn to:

  • Manage utilities and put out small fires
  • Treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
  • Provide basic medical aid
  • Search for and rescue victims safely
  • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective
  • Collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts
ALL CLASSES MUST BE ATTENDED TO RECEIVE A COURSE CERTIFICATE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN OTHER GOVERNMENT SPONSORED CERT CLASSES CAN ATTEND ANY OF THE SCHEDULED TRANING MODULES TO COMPLETE THE COURSE.

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:

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:

HISTORY

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.