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George Butts: The Top Twelve Myths of Disaster Preparedness

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Today our producer steps in front of the mikes. George Butts, our producer, is the President of the Manhattan Beach, CA. Community Emergency Response Team Association (MBCERTA.org).

George will be discussing ... The “Disaster Dozen” Top Twelve Myths of Disaster Preparedness

by Paul Purcell


What is CERT ?

CERT is a volunteer organization of trained citizens who will help themselves and their neighbors during emergencies,

when public safety employees are overwhelmed during a major emergency,

and cannot respond to all of the calls for help.

What is involved in a CERT course?

Each class is approximately 22 hours long.

The classes are planned for three sessions (7 ½ hours + 7 ½ hours + 7 ½ hours) on Saturdays.

The classes are broken into 2+ hour modules:

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Fire Suppression

Disaster Medical Operations/Triage

Search and Rescue

Disaster Medical Operations/Assessment

Team Organization and Management

Disaster Exercise

And there is so much more ...


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Web: http://www.MBCERTA.org

Email: gbutts@mbcerta.org

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