The Manhattan Beach CERT Association and the City of Manhattan Beach are looking for interested, able bodied community volunteers who want to sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The program prepares citizens to be safer in a disaster. The training teaches skills that will improve personal safety, taking care of your family and neighbors, and assisting in a major emergency in the Community. Topics covered include Disaster Preparedness, Terrorism, Disaster Medical Care, Fire Suppression and Extinguisher use, Light Search and Rescue, Incident Command System (ICS) and Critical Incident Stress. The instructors are members of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department and certified members of the association. Classes are generally held 2 to 3 times a year depending upon enrollment. Attendance of 24 hours is required for certification. The cost is $60 for each participant. A backpack and supplies are included.