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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
Southern California residents may have to fend for themselves when the next big temblor rattles the region and ties up public-safety resources. But Glendale residents Ani Aharonian and her husband, Reza Seraji, aren't waiting for the Big One to hit to get ready. “We need to be prepared to survive on our own,” Aharonian said. The couple attended their first disaster-preparedness lesson this week with the Glendale Fire Department. Their goal is to become certified members of the city's Community Emergency Response Team.
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August 12, 2006
Sheriff offering crisis seminar The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department is encouraging residents to attend a free training seminar with the Community Emergency Response Team that will teach them how to handle emergency situations. Classes will be held at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23; 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 to 28; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30. For more information, call Paul Dutton at (818) 249-8378 or Steve Pierce at (818) 248-7859.
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October 31, 2001
Gretchen Hoffman LA CRESCENTA -- People interested in learning how to respond in an emergency situation can join free classes that begin Thursday. The Community Emergency Response Team trains residents how to help themselves and others in case of a major disaster. The five-session course includes first-aid training, light search-and-rescue techniques, firefighting and disaster psychology. The classes will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. Two Saturday classes will also be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The classes are hosted by Short Term Emergency Plan, a program of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
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April 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- A citywide drill on Thursday gave La Canada Flintridge officials and law enforcement agencies a chance to fine-tune emergency operations, officials said. In the scenario, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit on the Raymond fault in Pasadena. Officials set up an emergency operations center in La Canada Flintridge City Hall along with representatives from the American Red Cross, Southern California Edison and other agencies.
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March 9, 2007
The next training session for Crescenta Valley CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will begin on Saturday, March 24 and continue through the week. The session on March 24 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Continuing on Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30, with the final class being held on Saturday, March 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CERT training is held at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station and is free to the public.
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March 23, 2007
The next training session for Crescenta Valley CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) begins on Saturday, March 24 and will continue through the week. The session on March 24 will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Continuing on Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30, with the final class being held on Saturday, March 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. According to organizer Paul Dutton, CERT training is an essential tool in helping residents to be ready for the next major disaster.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 7, 2014
Southern California residents may have to fend for themselves when the next big temblor rattles the region and ties up public-safety resources. But Glendale residents Ani Aharonian and her husband, Reza Seraji, aren't waiting for the Big One to hit to get ready. “We need to be prepared to survive on our own,” Aharonian said. The couple attended their first disaster-preparedness lesson this week with the Glendale Fire Department. Their goal is to become certified members of the city's Community Emergency Response Team.
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June 2, 2011
The Glendale Fire Department’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training program is an essential tool for our community. It should never be cut from the department's budget (“Fire Dept. plan would save city $2.5M,” May 26). CERT training is designed to prepare people to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a major disaster. We all hope to never personally face a catastrophic earthquake or fire, but let’s face it, in California, it's not if the Big One hits, but when.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 5, 2009
With June gloom and cooler temperatures upon us, wildfires may not seem a likely threat, but according to officials they are always a danger, especially in the foothills. This past weekend fire conscious community members gathered at Two Strike Park for the Surviving a Wildfire Expo sponsored the Crescenta Valley Fire Safety Council. The event was fueled, so-to-speak, by council leader Roger Young who told those in attendance that the community needed to be aware of fire dangers and be prepared for evacuations.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 8, 2009
At a recent meeting on fire evacuation of concerned residents near Shields Street and Briggs Avenue, the issues of what to do in case of a fire, how to plan for an emergency and what officials have done in preparation were discussed. ?I felt people came together with a need to have answers,? said Roger Young, Crescenta Valley resident. ?I think they went away with no real answers and yet the answers were sitting on the table.? The meeting was between residents and fire and sheriff officials.
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By Zain Shauk | January 31, 2009
Seta Hagopian was all smiles Thursday as a friend wrapped a sling around her arm and prepared to bandage her head. She was supposed to be a disaster victim — part of training exercises Thursday and Friday at St. Mary’s Tufenkian Preschool for more than 80 teachers from Armenian preschools throughout Los Angeles County — but she was having fun playing the part. Teachers learned to apply splints and bandages to injuries, along with other skills, during the first of two days of training.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | November 24, 2008
On Nov. 13 the Southland took part in the Great ShakeOut. The drill was unique in that it coordinated several different agencies in responding to a variety of staged disasters at one time. It allowed officials at local schools, hospitals and other public buildings to examine how they would respond if a major earthquake took place when their facility was filled with people. Two days later, local CERT members honed their disaster skills CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
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By Mary O’KeefeValley Sun | November 7, 2008
     The Great Southern California Shake Out is one week away and participants are getting ready. The Shake Out is a planned weeklong series of special events that will help the public understand how important it is to be ready for the “big one.” The mock quake is set to hit Southern California on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Scientists, including Dr. Lucy Jones, the chief scientist from the Multi Demonstration Project for Southern California,...
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August 1, 2008
The question on everyone’s lips since Tuesday seems to be, "Did you feel it?" The 5.4 magnitude earthquake that rolled through town was a reminder that no warnings are given prior to a shaker and we should be prepared. You may remember that I completed CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training a couple of months ago. Since then, I’ve compiled an emergency kit that I keep in my car and am in the process of creating an emergency supply stash for our home.
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By Veronica Rocha | July 19, 2008
GLENDALE — City employees will soon become members of the Community Emergency Response Team and be trained to handle major disasters that could occur in the city. The Glendale Fire Department got approval from Yasmin Beers, the city’s deputy manager, to train most of the city’s employees in disaster relief services, Fire Capt. Tom Propst said. Emergency training for city employees could begin as early as next month at City Hall. The training will last five weeks and each session will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Propst said.
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