South San Francisco Community Emergency Response Team Academy Starts in March: Openings Still Available

South San Francisco, CA    February 10, 2018 

Have you ever wondered what to during an earthquake or other disaster? Do you and your family have a plan if something were to happen when you weren’t all together? Would you be able to take care of yourself and family in the event of a disaster? Or how long?

Come learn some important basic disaster preparedness during this FREE 8 class course offered by our South San Francisco Fire Department. There are opportunities to continue team building and skill honing after completion of this course. Come join other dedicated neighbors that work to protect themselves, their families, and our community.

To read more about our CERT program please CLICK HERE. To access information on our City website regarding CERT please CLICK HERE

Thanks to Richard Yee for the following details.

CERT ACADEMY FOR 2018 STILL HAS OPENINGS.  If you know of anyone interested and can commit to the 8 class days(3hours each); please have them send their contact information to
Classes are free.
Date/Time Class
Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 pm Academy Class #1 – Disaster Preparedness
Saturday, March 17th, 8:30 am Academy Class #2 – CPR/AED/First Aid
Thursday, March 22nd, 6:30 pm Academy Class #3 – CERT Organization
Saturday, March 24th, 8:30 am Academy Class #4 – Fire Safety/Lt Search and Rescue
Thursday, March 29th, 6:30 pm Academy Class #5 – Terrorism
Tuesday,  April 3rd,  6:30 pm Academy Class #6 – Communications
Thursday, April 5th,  6:30 pm Academy Class #7 – Disaster Psychology
Saturday, April 7th,  8:30 am Academy Class FINAL
From the City of South San Francisco

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

At the same time, the CERT program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that the local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program.

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