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Dine at Eddie’s Pizzeria, raise money for a good cause

Two fundraisers for the Claremont Emergency Response Team (CERT) are scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 and Monday, April 18 at Eddie’s Pizzeria and Eatery, 1065 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. From 5 p.m. to closing, a portion of all profits will be donated by Eddie’s to support training for individuals to help in the event of an emergency or disaster.

CERT members also provide critical support to professional responders during an emergency situation or a disaster. The CERT program was first developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985, and the first CERT team completed its training in early 1986. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) now uses the program as a national model for other communities. In June 2003, the Los Angeles County Fire Department implemented its department-wide CERT training program.

The city of Claremont CERT has approximately 125 members, are ready to assist the city during times of crisis and to provide training to the community through the basic CERT course and neighborhood emergency preparedness meetings and training.

To become a member of Claremont’s emergency response team, contact CERT supervisor Sgt. Robert Ewing at (909) 399-5411 or by email at rewing@ci.claremont.ca.us.

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