Saturday, March 8, 2008

CERT Class Agoura Hills, CA


This morning I went out to be a volunteer victim at the Agoura Library for my friends Jeffrey and Ellen Naumann. Getting there this morning at 9am was challenging as the 101 west was closed at Tampa Ave. Traffic was a nightmare. It took me about 2 hours to get there.

The CERT program is designed as a Community Emergency Response Training, part of the FEMA program. Many cities have custom programs. Like Pasadena where I live they have the PERT program which is very thorough.
You can get info on the PERT program here:

The final class where the class had a mock emergency event where volunteer victims played the parts of having various injuries and the various search and rescue teams had to come in to the area/room and do a triage. I had a broken left leg and could not walk, also my pulse was slow and I was slow to respond to questions.

The drill lasted about an hour and then the teams received certificates of completion and a kit to use, included a backpack with helmet, flashlight, first aid kit, vest and various other items.

I would like to do this program as well as the Red Cross Program.

After the class we went out to eat at Adobe Cantina.
Adobe Cantina. 29100 Agoura Rd - map Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818.991.3474 818.991.8202 fax Hours Sun-Thu 11:30am - 10:00pm , Fri-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm
Map of 29100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

I had halibut fish tacos. Pretty good.

After that we went on a short hike at the Peter Straus Ranch off Mullhuland. Interesting on the walk to the Ranch we saw a bunch of parakets in a neighborhod of Agoura Hills.

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