CERT Program – Meeting on June 11th, 2022
Lido has had a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program that for many years was led by resident Gail Reisman who, along with many other CERT volunteers on the island, devoted many hours for the benefit of the community. The CERT Program is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using CERT training to save lives and protect property.
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
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.
Lido has many residents who were trained in the CERT program (search “Newport Beach CERT”) and active in it, though the program has largely been dormant for much of the past two years. Interested residents and CERT volunteers are asked to come to a meeting on Saturday June 11th at 10:00AM located at the Clubhouse (Garden Room) to meet for an hour to learn about the CERT program and next steps to be involved with it. Whether you just want to understand what CERT is and how it can help you or you want to become a volunteer to help others, this meeting will explain it.
LIDO ISLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Lido Isle is an exclusive and picturesque island community of approximately 850 homes in Newport Beach, California, situated in the middle of beautiful Newport Bay. Modeled after the great resorts of the Mediterranean, Lido Isle offers a unique and relaxing residential lifestyle and environment.
CONTACT US: Management Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm LidoIsle@CiraMail.com
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