Welcome To PVPCERT

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

Community Emergency Response Training

CERT Basic Training

FCC Amateur Radio License

  • November 3 and November 10 2018 (details below)
  • FCC "Technician" course (entry level) 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • FCC "General" course (2nd level) General 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7:00PM on the 4th Thursday of odd numbered months.
Meeting Schedule Theme
January 25, 2018

Santa Barbara County Fire REsponse

Captain Andrew Olvera, Central Operations/ Fire Station 53-B , County of Los Angeles Fire Department, just come back from deployment in the Santa Barbara mud slides area, will share information on his experience, along with lessons learned and photographs. This should be of interest in our mostly hill side community of how to prepare and mitigate such events. Also how can CERT members help?

September 27, 2018

Terrorism Refresher

Please join us for a CERT refresher on Terrorism with an emphasis on active shooter events and the Run, Hide Fight response. Sadly these days, we all seem to know of someone who has been involved in one of these events. While statistically the chance of these event are very low, it is good to be prepared.

LA County Fire Department will be there to provide information of how to treat victims and to reduce the loss of life. They will be covering Stop the Bleed techniques, bleeding out happens in minutes but there ways to help victims. In the Vegas shooting many lives were saved by volunteers. Everyone is welcome, even if they are not CERT trained as it is important that your neighbors are prepared too.

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 Schedule, 2018
CERT Basic Training Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
27113 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
C.E.R.T. training is free.
Classes are from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM (Flyer)

E-mail Cheryl Dawson at cheryldaw@gmail.com
Phone:310 228-7803
Please include name, phone number and email address.

Session I October 6, 2018Disaster Perparedness
Disaster Fire Suppression
Disaster Medical Operations I
Session II October 13, 2018Disaster Medical Operations II
Light Search and Rescue
Disaster Psychology
Session III October 20, 2018 CERT Organization
Terrorism
Review and Simulation
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.
November 3, 2018
November 10, 2018
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 November 17, 2018 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

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.