PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – July 12th, 2018

CERT/Community Emergency Response Team

Register: On the City of Hemet Website, www.cityofhemet.org, Fire Department, CERT Course or call 951-765-2451

WHERE: TBD

DATE: August 24, 25, and 26
November 16, 17, and 18th

TIME: Fri. – 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Sat. – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sun. – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (1hr break for lunch)

Building resilient communities CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. CERT training is a commitment of 20 hours of training. There is no cost for the training. Only those who successfully complete the practical exercise with hands-on instruction in fire suppression, search and rescue, cribbing and medical will receive a certificate of completion.


Community Action Partnership Cool Centers Press Release

Keep Cool! Protect Your Health When It’s Hot!
County of Riverside Community Action Partnership is coordinating Cool Centers to serve as drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled, and others in need of temporary relief from the heat.

Hot Weather Tips:
* Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
* Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
* Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
* Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
* Never leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
* Keep shaded areas with fresh water for outdoor animals.
* Turn on your air conditioner.
* Check on friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are
at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
* If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, and visit a cool center.
* Take a cool shower or bath.
* When it is hotter than 90˚, visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or a cool place like a mall, a library or a senior center.

You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have had a previous heat-related illness.
For Cool Center locations, hours and tips on how to protect yourself from heat related illnesses, please call:
County of Riverside Community Action Partnership 2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102, Riverside, CA 92507 Phone: 951-955-4900 TTY: 951-955-5126 FAX: 951-955-9089 www.capriverside.org

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