I participated in a training exercise for a CERT class today and it was a lot of fun (as the pictures convey). It provided some reality to the classroom theory we’ve been getting, even from my point of view as a victim.
We don’t get too many disasters in Colorado and we have a kind of complacency about life changing events coming our way. This program started after 9-11 and is geared toward getting individuals somewhat prepared to help themselves and their neighbors. This training would have come in handy in New Orleans a few years ago, don’t you think?
Something to think about. The citizens of San Francisco have been warned that they will be on their own in case of a big event since the first responders mostly live outside of the city. If you had to take care of yourself and your family for 72 hours, would you be ready?
(oh and kudos to the Mexican restaurant near 20th and Sheridan in the old King Soopers shopping center for letting us use the bathroom. Good tacos!)