La Habra community members learn how to help in emergencies

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The La Habra Police Department hosted its final day of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training Saturday at the Church of Christ on Lambert Road, culminating a 20-hour, three-week process that gave local residents the tools and knowledge to help their community in emergencies. The class provided various skills, including staying safe in disaster areas, learning how to turn off gas lines, basic fire suppression, practicing triage, and light search and rescue techniques. Helping the trainees were several members of La Habra’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) squad, which has 15 members in its nearly two-year history. Full membership…


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