CERT seeks recruits; Foundation offers equipment
The spring 2021 academy for Community Emergency Response Teams in Del Mar and neighboring communities begins April 12 with a training schedule that includes four online meetings and one session each at fire stations in Encinitas and 4S Ranch.
CERT volunteers are trained to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a wildfire, earthquake or other catastrophic disaster. During a crisis, with emergency responders spread thin, CERT volunteers can save lives and protect property.
The training covers skills such as the basics of search and rescue, first aid and the workings of incident command systems.
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In related business, the City Council on Monday is set to consider acceptance of a $2,845 donation offered by the Del Mar Foundation to purchase new radio communications equipment for the Del Mar CERT. The digital radios would allow for transmission of voice, images and GPS data.
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