San Bernardino Gets 7 CERT Training & MCI Trailers


 
 

Lauren McSherry | | Wednesday, April 16, 2008


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- The Office of Emergency Services unveiled seven trailers Tuesday that will be used to train Community Emergency Response Teams and that are stocked with emergency supplies for use in the event of a far-reaching fire or massive earthquake.

The trailers, which will be stationed throughout San Bernardino County (Calif.), were paid for through federal grant money.

Each trailer cost approximately $15,000, said Dennis West, the county's Community Emergency Response Team coordinator.

Community Emergency Response Teams are comprised of volunteers who are prepared to come to the aid of neighborhoods during catastrophic emergencies if first responders are either stretched too thin or are unable to access a disaster area.

"Neighbors will have to help neighbors, and that's what CERT is designed for," said Supervisor Paul Biane, who praised the county for its emergency preparedness at a news conference Tuesday.

The trailers are outfitted with duffel bags filled with medical supplies, backboards, fire extinguishers, tarps and wool blankets.

There are about 6,000 volunteers involved in 25 CERT programs across the county.

The trailers will be set up in Apple Valley, Big Bear City, Ontario, Redlands, Yucca Valley, Devore and at the County Emergency Operations Center in Rialto.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Natural Disasters, Specialty Vehicles, Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

The Evolution of Civilian High Threat Medical Guidelines

How mass killing events have proven a need for new guidelines.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Ebola Changes How North Carolina EMS Responds to Calls

Concern about virus spread leads to new protocols.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Oklahoma Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Cases

Training and preparation are keys for metro hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS in Nevada Prepares for the Unexpected

Protocols and PPE protect AMR personnel.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire and EMS Brace for Possible Ebola Patients

Union leader shares concern over precautions.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Life Link III Trauma Tactics Conference in Minnesota

Conference was designed to enhance the skills of providers of all levels, covering rescue and prehospital situations, to transport and in-hospital treatment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

EMS Tailgating

Rigs converted for football.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

CDC Ebola Training for Clinicians

Students learn the complexities of working in bulky suits.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >