Our apologies to members of the Topanga Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), who remain active with meetings the first Thursday of every month and ongoing training drills to keep their skills honed. These are the people you want living close by in an emergency, as they are trained in First Aid, CPR, HAM and FRS radio, Light Search and Rescue, multi-casualty triage, and a number of other skills that could save your own life, your family, and neighbors when the bad thing happens. For some reason, this vital organization fell off our radar, but not for long. Look for an article in January and more to come as we track their training drills and report on an increase in volunteers. For information: TopangaSurvival.org; and Facebook.