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).
- 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.
| January 23, 2020 |
Evacuate or Shelter in Place
In a wild fire or earthquake does one evacuate or shelter in place? This will be an informal short presentation followed by an open Q&A and is geared mainly towards the inexperienced Peninsula resident who is unprepared, which unfortunately includes many of us. Topics covered will include what it takes to be ready to Evacuate your family as well as what you need to do to be ready to Shelter in Place. Simple steps residents and their families can take today to protect themselves, their family, and their home. With the wind driven wild fires we have seen and the earthquakes we are familiar with, along with the new long term extended power outages, it is important that residents take some simple steps that will help them be ready and protect themselves, their families, and their pets. Click here for the flier
Please come and join us. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. The more people who learn, the better off we all are.
| May 2020 |
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 |
|CERT Basic Training ||
29301 Hawthorne Blvd
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
C.E.R.T. training is free.
Classes are from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM
E-mail Cheryl Dawson at email@example.com
Please include name, phone number and email address.
|Session I October 5, 2019||Disaster Perparedness |
Disaster Fire Suppression
Disaster Medical Operations I
|Session II October 12, 2019||Disaster Medical Operations II |
Light Search and Rescue
|Session III October 19, 2019 ||CERT Organization |
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:
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.
- 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
|October 27, 2019
|Prepared Peninsula Expo Flyer
501 Indian Peak Road
Family friendly (kids in costume), tips for emercency bag and pet, law enforcement and fire department exhibits
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.