RBCERTAA Is Ready for A Disaster

Redondo Beach Community Emergency Response Team Alumni Association (RBCERTAA) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to organize and maintain the skill levels of CERT graduates. We accomplish this by supporting and attending ongoing emergency preparedness training. Members are encouraged to achieve a high level of preparedness and provide volunteer support to the Redondo Beach Fire Department in the event of a major emergency.

RBCERTAA works closely with the Redondo Beach Fire Department, Safety Commission, Citizen Corp Council and the Medical Reserve Corps to ensure the community is prepared for major emergencies.

CERT Training Academy #51 Scheduled to Begin September 10


The CERT program is a safe and fun way to learn about disasters and how to better prepare yourself and your family. Along the way, you will learn many valuable skills, including how to properly shut off your utilities in an emergency, how to operate a fire extinguisher and much more. You will also be trained in basic disaster response skills.

The Redondo Beach Fire Department encourages the residents in the community to enroll in the CERT program and make a difference in the event of a disaster. Enrollment is limited to 40 per class to allow for hands on training. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. You must register for the class in advance. Unfortunately walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Minimum age requirement is 18. Redondo Beach resident fee is $40. Non-resident fee is $100 (based on availability).

Click Here for an application, or go to our Training page to learn more.


It's Annual Donation Time Again!


As you may know, RBCERTAA does not have an annual membership fee. We realize that many people like participating in our many activities, but don't want the burdon of making sure their membership fees are current. And many of our members would love to contribute, but aren't sure when or how to do it. So we make it easy for you by reminding you once a year that you are part of a great organization that relies solely on the generosity of our members and other community sponsors. So please click the "Donate" button below to give through PayPal, or send a check to RBCERTAA, P O Box 1894, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.




Preparedness Tip: What to Do When an Earthquake Starts Shaking

Thanks to the Hermosa Beach Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission for this tip.






In most situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:


DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquake knocks you down). This position protects you from falling, but it allows you to move if necessary.


COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on you) and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.


HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.


Studies over the last several decades show that in an earthquake the greatest danger is being injured by falling or flying objects (TVs, lamps, bookcases, etc.).


Drop, Cover, and Hold On will protect you from these dangers.


To see more on this topic go to: earthquakecountry.info.



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