BCJCO 2015 Great SHAKEOUT  Drill

Saturday - October 17th, 2015


Lights, Camera, Action

CERT Drill at Movie Studios.

Please join us. Come choose your part ! Register now for our annual Beach Cities Joint CERT ShakeOut Drill. Taking place this year at the Manhattan Beach Studio lot, in Manhattan Beach. Be an actor for the day as you play a role in in this years ShakeOut Drill. Yes, you too can be a STAR as you put your acting skills to work while practicing hands on CERT skills.

Approximately 200 CERT Responders from our South Bay CERT organizations will practice their complete array of CERT skills: fire suppression, cribbing, light search and rescue, hazmat, utility hazards, communications, ICS, triage, and medical.

All skill levels and physical abilities are welcome. CERT members and citizens over the age of 18 wishing to play the role of “Victims” also needed. Sign up a with your name and CERT organization as a responder or a victim at: Registration has ended.

For questions email: training2015@bcjco.org

Note: All volunteers must pre-register. Responders will need to show CERT ID badge or CERT certificate of completion at check-in. Full CERT personal protective equipment is required including appropriate footwear (closed-toe shoes). Victims will need to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable, old clothing. (For Moulage victims, old throw away clothing recommended.)

Who Are We?

The Beach Cities Joint CERT Organizations is a coalition of LA County Area G CERT groups: El Segundo CERT, Hermosa Beach CERT, Manhattan Beach CERT, Palos Verdes Peninsula CERT, Redondo Beach CERT, Torrance CERT and Tri Cities (Gardena, Hawthorne and Lawndale) CERT.

What Do We Do?

We coordinate the efforts of our combined membership to optimize participation in the Great California ShakeOut.

What Is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

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