Emergency Response – Upcoming classes to get you prepared

Some of the SSFCERT members after the 2012 Silver Dragon exercise

Some of the SSFCERT members after the 2012 Silver Dragon exercise

In the event of a major disaster would you be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for 72 hours? How about for a week? Recent disasters on the East Coast can make us appreciate the need to be prepared for any emergency. Our fire department offers a course in Emergency Preparedness and Response and the upcoming course will be starting on March 14th. Upon graduation members are encouraged to continue training with the local team monthly and bi-annual drills. There is something for everybody in this organization.

Here is upcoming CERT course details:
Contact Ken Anderson at Ken.Anderson@ssf.net
Class Dates:
The start time for Thursday’s is 6:30 pm and ends at  9:00 pm in the EOC at Station 61
The start time for the Saturday Dates is 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm in the EOC at Station 61.
Thursday  March 14
Saturday  March 16
Thursday  March 21
Thursday  April  4
Saturday  April  6
Saturday  April  13 Final

From the SSF Parks and Recreation Leisure Guide 2013:

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
This training covers first/aid, CPR, use of fire extinguisher,
shut-off gas, electric and water utilities following a disaster as well topics that will ensure that you can do the greatest good for the
greatest number of victims, while protecting your self from becoming a victim. Graduates are encouraged to become members of the Fire Department’s CERT program. Call the CERT Hotline for
upcoming class dates (650) 829-4336. Pre-registration required – Fire Administration, 480 North Canal and bring proof of residency.
Resident fee: $20.00 (covers the cost of class materials).
Nonresident fee: $80.00.

For more information from the City of South San Francisco Fire Department regarding emergency preparedness, click here.

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