Sunday, September 13, 2009

It takes a village...

“It takes a village to raise a child”…This African proverb is true. The updated Los Angeles version of this proverb is: “It takes a village to survive a disaster”. When the long arm of disaster reaches and taps you on your shoulder, are you prepared?
The neighbors of the west Los Angeles community of South Carthay Street gathered this morning and put on their own disaster simulation. The scenario was a 7.8 earthquake and the focus was on search and rescue, triage, transport and treatment. The drill was an excellent opportunity to stretch their CERT muscles and unite their “village”.
KUDOS and thank you from this firefighter to the members of South Carthay Street for you courage and vision to help build a safer and more prepared Los Angeles.

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