Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplace who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities.
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Central Fire District Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Schedule
Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression & HAZMAT
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 & 2
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Light Search and Rescue Operations
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Terrorism and CERT
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:00-9:00 PM
Hands On Skills Session
Saturday, June 1, 2013 09:00 AM-1:00 PM
DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The first 5 classes are held at the Central Fire District Administration Building located at 930 17th Ave., Live Oak. The last day of class is held at Central Fire District station 3 located at 4747 Soquel Dr., Soquel. Please wear close toed shoes and long pants on the last day of class. Class size is limited. Contact the Fire Prevention Division to register for the course at 479-6843 Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM to 5:00PM..
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
For more information, please visit: www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
For access to the County of Santa Cruz CERT information, please visit: www.santacruzcountycert.org
If you have further questions regarding the training course, please contact Mike DeMars, Public Information Officer, at (831) 479-6843.