Want to get more involved? There are several great opportunities and programs to fit your schedule and lifestyle. You can take these steps to get started:
- Ask about emergency plans where your family spends time, such as work, school, daycare, faith organizations, commuting, sports events, etc.
- If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create an emergency plan.
- Talk to community leaders, colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in an emergency.
- Plan ahead, you will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an incident.
If you have any questions about emergency preparedness, please do not hesitate to contact us at GetPrepared@ElSegundo.org or call 310-524-2366.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates civilian volunteers about disaster preparedness and provides training in basic disaster response skills. The training includes fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. It’s a great way to help you increase your skill set and help to keep your loved ones safe. The CERT training course is free online and is offered several times a year. There is a required one day, in person training course. More information and to sign up.
Everyone should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. El Segundo residents can receive free CPR training at Super CPR Saturday, the annual special event hosted by the El Segundo Fire Department. This event fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up in advance. For more information.