Disaster Preparedness Training
As a teen, there are probably a lot of things you’re told you can’t do. But there is one very important thing you can do: Learn to protect yourself, your family, and your friends in case of disaster. Youth from Rancho Cielo, with the backing of the Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) of the Monterey Peninsula, recently trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response. Volunteers come from all ages and all walks of life, including teenagers participated! Through this disaster preparedness training, teens can serve their communities and help take care of their schools and homes.
CERV of the Monterey Peninsula recently supported youth at Rancho Cielo receive this invaluable emergency response training. Providing critical skills that will last a lifetime. These teens and young adults learned how to put out small fires, conduct light search and rescue, assist those who are injured, set up medical treatment areas, assist emergency responders, identify and anticipate hazards, reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace, and help reduce survivor stress.
Rancho Cielo is a comprehensive learning and social services center for underserved and disconnected youth in Monterey County. Their goal is self-sufficiency, and the self-esteem it generates, for all young people. Transforming the lives of at-risk youth and empowering them to become accountable, competent, productive and responsible citizens.
Combined with the rich resources of the natural landscape and with the creative partnerships forged between local community, educational and law enforcement agencies, Rancho Cielo aims to enrich the lives of young people who walk through their gates.