Here are some free training you can take to enhance your readiness skills:

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT IN-PERSON CLASSES CERT members receive 17 ½ hours of initial training. The 7-week course…

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The Neighborhood Team Program (NTP)

In the event of a catastrophic emergency our city services will not be available for hours or even days. The Neighborhood Team Program is adaptable to the needs, resources and interests of each community, thereby improving preparedness and response at the neighborhood level. The Neighborhood Team Program combines the best aspects of the Community Emergency…

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Ready Your Los Angeles Neighborhood (Rylan)

The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department has developed a FREE program called RYLAN. The program empowers neighborhoods to be more prepared for the next big disaster. RYLAN gives you the steps to take immediately after a disaster. It provides the tools to prepare and organize your neighborhood to respond…

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FEMA Training and education

FEMA provides world-class training and education for the nation’s first responders, emergency managers, and other members of the whole community through a robust enterprise of institutions and partnerships managed by the National Preparedness Directorate’s National Training and Education Division (NTED) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) National Fire Academy. The FEMA National Preparedness Course Catalog…

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Radio Communication

In a regional emergency such as an earthquake, our communications systems—cell phones, land lines, and Internet— likely will fail. If it’s a big earthquake, communications and power could be out for 10 days or more.  As we survey our homes and neighborhood for casualties and damage, how can we communicate with members of our neighborhood…

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