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Community Emergency Response Team Training

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Protective Services-Emergency Management will be holding Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in April. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. The Lab’s CERT team currently has 50 members. More>

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Help Save a Life With AEDs and ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits

Defibrillators (AEDs) can restore a regular heart beat when an individual has suffered a cardiac event. AEDs are located in various Lab buildings (map). Included with the AEDs are “Stop the Bleed” kits to help stem blood loss due to injury. Instructions are included with the AEDs and Stop the Bleed kits. Go here for a video on using AEDs. More>

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Emergency Medical Reporting Procedures

Employees should call 911 to report life-threatening emergencies. Be prepared to provide the following information: nature of the event/emergency, physical address, call-back number, approximate age of patient (where applicable, if they are conscious, and if they are breathing. More>

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Emergency Management General Awareness Training Available

PSD 0135, Emergency Management General Awareness training, is an online training course that serves to familiarize Lab personnel with the hazards that exist at the Lab, the corresponding protective actions, and how to report an emergency. Go here to access the training.

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CERT Training for West Berkeley/Emeryville Employees

Protective Services is offering Community Emergency Response Team training at OCFO (6401 Hollis St). Participants will learn about emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb 7 and 8. Prerequisite training is required. More>

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Reminder on Holiday Fire, Decoration Safety

The Lab’s fire marshal reminds staff that holiday trees and candles, while beautiful and festive, can also create fire hazards. Trees can become engulfed in flames in under five seconds. Go here to view tips on decoration safety, or get information from the Red Cross, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, or the National Fire Protection Association.

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Lab Fire Professionals Assist in Investigation of Deadly Oakland Fire

A massive fire took place in Oakland’s Fruitvale District on Friday, Dec. 2, claiming 36 lives so far. The Oakland Fire Department is involved in an ongoing investigation of the conflagration, with assistance from Protective Services staff Wayne Dutchover, a senior fire inspector, and Nick Bartlett, a fire protection engineer. Go here for more on the fire.

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Additional Life-Saving Measures Provided During the Great Shake Out

During the recent Great Shake Out Drill, Protective Services and the All Access ERG provided additional resources for employees, including those with disabilities. Whistles were distributed with the message “If you can be heard, you can be rescued.” E-mail ps@lbl.gov to request assistance with panic, mobility, vision, hearing, or other issues during an emergency.

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Community Emergency Response Team Training

Community Emergency Response Team training teaches employees emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16. Go here for more information, or contact Protective Services.

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Lab Offers Emergency Medical Technician Training

The training includes classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., running from December to March. Also, two weekend sessions are required in preparation for an exam and certification. Graduates can join the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team. Contact the Lab’s Emergency Management team for full details.More>

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