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CERT/BCHD Offer Free First Aid Training

Mar 28, 2017 10:32AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

The November 2014 Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team after is live drill, which concluded class training.

Faced with an emergency, would you have the capability to save someone's life? Right now is a great chance to get the training you need, with special classes offered by
the Community Emergency Response Team Association (CERTA) and Beach Cities Health District (BCHD).

The first series of classes are free first aid, CPR, and AED classes that will be offered on five Saturdays in 2017, with the first class to be held Saturday, April 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Joslyn Community Center. The course will also be offered on June 3, August 5, October 14, and December 2.

Participants are asked to arrive 20 minutes before the class begins. All participants will receive a parking pass to ensure a parking space for the class. The class is free to residents of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach.

You must pre-enroll to be assured a seat in class. Email Jeanne Hendricks at with your full name, phone, email and home address and preferred date to reserve your spot. Participants will receive a 2-year first aid certificate.

For a deeper dive into emergency and life-saving techniques, the Manhattan Beach CERTA and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department are offering a four-day emergency certification class. The classes will be held on May 18 and 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and then on May 20 and May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The course consists of all four days of training, covering light fire-fighting skills, light search and rescue, first aid and transport, and triage. It will be held at the Public Works Training Room at 3621 Bell Ave. in Manhattan Beach.

The course is free but participants are asked to send a check for $60 to MBCERTA as a deposit to hold space in the class. The check will be returned to you upon completion of the class.

For more information, visit, email, or call George at 310-701-0101.

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