After all the starts and (mostly) stops, we have finally been cleared to hold our interactive, hands-on Academy at the end of September at the Joint Forces Training Center (JFTB) in Los Alamitos.
Our Academy is based on the FEMA approved course work and includes fire suppression (yes, you get to use a fire extinguisher to put out a real fire), basic first aid and wound dressing, light search and rescue techniques (the kind you’d need to help your family in an earthquake) and disaster psychology.
The 20-hour Academy runs from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Fridays 9/30 & 10/7 and from 8:00-5:00 on Saturday 10/1 & 10/8. All four days are required to complete the course. Lunches are provided on both Saturdays.