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CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

With last weekend’s high fire risk weather conditions, trained volunteers were asked for the first time to take a “fire watch” shift at one of Laguna Beach’s main entry points into the coastal wilderness park. About 50 people entered the park or nearby trailhead during the midday, four-hour shift at Alta Laguna Park, said participant […]

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CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

With last weekend’s high fire risk weather conditions, trained volunteers were asked for the first time to take a “fire watch” shift at one of Laguna Beach’s main entry points into the coastal wilderness park. About 50 people entered the park or nearby trailhead during the midday, four-hour shift at Alta Laguna Park, said participant […]

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Pearson Recognizes Inaugural CERT Graduates

Pearson Recognizes Inaugural CERT Graduates

Photo courtesy of Steve Dotoratos   The first 31-member class of Community Emergency Response Team graduates was recognized Tuesday by Councilmember Elizabeth Pearson, right, with class member Sue Kempf. David Sanford of Doctor’s Ambulance pledged $2,500 towards future CERT training.

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Disaster? Citizens to the Rescue!

Disaster? Citizens to the Rescue!

“I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding,” yells a disaster victim sprawled on a staircase. Two people respond to the cries and evaluate the extent of the teen’s injuries, perform a bit of first aid, but leave the victim behind to ascend the next floor where more casualties await. The rescuers encounter a survivor apparently in shock, pacing […]