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Bonsall Rotary hears about C. E. R. T.'s success

 

Last updated 2/8/2007 at Noon



BONSALL- James Beebe, coordinator for the Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow area CERT addressed the question: “What should I do in an emergency-small or big?” at a recent meeting of the Bonsall Rotary.

The Los Angeles Fire department developed a training program for citizens that has been picket up by FEMA and is now be encourage nationwide! James Beebe and his enthusiastic team have only been going for about 1 year but are finding great success with the great response of the Fallbrook area-so much so that other communities are calling to find out how we are doing so well!

A series of classes totaling approximately 24 hours of hands on training empowers the individual to take care of themselves. How many people have ever used a fire extinguisher? Do they know the first things they must do in an emergency situation? Can they help others in the event of an emergency? This is just the start of this training. Mike Crain, Program coordinator, stated that the short term goal is to get 450 trained and confident to respond!

Interested persons can find out more at the upcoming February 12 public forum at the FPUD community room and or call 760-500-7473 to Millie Martin, information officer

 

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