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The Emergency Response Team started in 2006 in an effort to form an all volunteer based organization to provide immediate medical services to different organizations.  The original team started with only 2 people, David Gacad and Robert Markham. They started out with very little supplies and equipment and began serving North High School’s Army JROTC program. Since that time, the team has expanded to include a total of 6 professionally trained Emergency Medical Technicians with a wide range of specialized skills such as: Army Combat Medicine, Sports Therapy, Fire Protection and Technical Rescue Systems. The team also is comprised of advisors from the US Armed Forces and nursing backgrounds. 

We provide on scene medical assessment and treatment of patients, and when necessary, coordinate with the local EMS agencies to transport patients to area hospitals. In 2010, the ERT expanded our services to USC’s Army ROTC “Trojan Battalion,” and one year later began serving Cal State Fullerton’s Army ROTC program “Titan Battalion.” In 2011, the Emergency Response team was accepted into the National Volunteer Fire Council as a volunteer EMS provider, with 3 of our members registering with the NVFC’s Rescue/ EMS Council. The acceptance with the NVFC gives the Emergency Response Team full accreditation and allows the team to begin accepting grants and further expand the community outreach and operations of the ERT.  Within the next year, we hope to be working towards being able to offer First Aid and CPR classes; in addition to expanding our team and equipment.

If you are interested in joining our team please contact Chief David Gacad ert.rescue@gmail.com