Do you know what to do after an earthquake or other major disaster? We can train you to be prepared. During the first few hours and days after a disaster, we will be overwhelmed, leaving families, neighborhoods, and businesses on their own for hours or days. By joining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) we will teach you 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, you can then assist others in your neighborhood or workplace following a disaster.
The CERT Academy provides a minimum of 24 hours of classroom and hands-on training that is held at Fire Station 34 over nine weeks. CERT Academy classes are free and there are no special physical requirements to participate in CERT. Below is the schedule for the next CERT Academy:
February 21, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
February 28, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 2 Fire Safety and Utility Controls
March 7, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1
March 14, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2
March 21, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue Operations
March 28, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 6 CERT Organization
April 4, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 7 Disaster Psychology
April 11, 2018, 6-9 PM Unit 8 Terrorism
April 14, 2018, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Unit 9 Final
You can sign up for CERT if:
1. You live OR work with a business with a physical address in National City OR Lincoln Acres.
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 336-4556.