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Second Street Prepares for Disaster

A local fire station is hosting free CERT presentations and encouraging community-wide attendance.

Get acquainted with neighbors and learn what to do to prepare for emergencies at the Long Beach Fire Department Station #8  at 5:30 p.m. July 24 - 25.

The enire community is invited to a free presentation by a firefighter and Community Emergency Respose Team spokesperson who will address the role of a CERT in the face of calamity.

Aimed at both residents and businesses, the half-hour informative meeting will delve into disasters like earthquakes and how to get ready for them. Learn about adequate water supplies, when to shut off gas and other vital measures neighbors can to protect themselves and each other.

The seminar will be held at Long Beach Fire Department Station #8 at 5365 E. Second Street.

For more information, call Robert Campbell of the La Verne Avenue Community Watch 562-434-9867, which is located between Second and The Toledo in Belmont Shore.

John B. Greet July 11, 2012 at 09:38 PM
CERT is an excellent program and a fine way for area residents to get directly involved in disaster preparedness and response in their own community. There are many realistic, if sobering, disaster scenarios in which Long Beach may well be left to its own resources for a number of days, if not weeks, before outside resources can be brought to bear. CERT can serve as a vital method of helping Long Beach manage most disasters until that help can arrive. If you are at all interested in helping our community in this critical way, or just in learning more about how you can help your family and/or business to be better prepared, please consider attending the seminar!
Watts July 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I saw the headline and the photo and first thought that this article was about local residents preparing for Shabu Shabu getting their liquor license ;-)

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