The Pinyon Crest Community Response Team (PCERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, PCERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. PCERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
More information about the training for PCERT can be found at this link:... http://www.rivcocert.org/aboutcert.htm
Here are two more links with CERT information for those interested in learning more about CERT programs.
To register for COUNTY sponsored CERT Classes or to get more information about classes in your area call:
(951) 955-4700 Mon - Thurs. 7am - 5:30pm or register on the REGISTRATION page.
Why have PCERT ?
The residents of Pinyon Crest could be isolated without electrical, water, phone, police and other emergency services in the event of a major disaster such as a large earthquake or major fire. Highway 74 could be compromised to the extent that Pinyon Crest residents would need to be prepared to "fend for themselves" for an extended period of time which could be several days to several weeks. The purpose of PCERT is to have a preparedness plan to assist residents by assessing the initial damage and organizing survival tools for survival.
To contact the Pinyon Crest Emergency Response Team by email:.. [email protected]
or [email protected]