CENTRAL MARIN COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (CERT)
CORTE MADERA FIRE DEPARTMENT, KENTFIELD FIRE DISTRICT,
LARKSPUR FIRE DEPARTMENT, ROSS FIRE DEPARTMENT,
ROSS VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND COLLEGE OF MARIN
In the event of a major disaster, professional emergency services may be overwhelmed and unavailable for long periods of time. The widespread needs of the community will depend upon voluntary assistance. With this in mind, the fire departments in Marin County have adopted a citizen training program called Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). CERT is designed to provide hands-on training to become self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or a wildland fire. The program is presented in a three-day format, which includes one three-hour session and two six-hour sessions with a one-hour break for lunch.
Class 1: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class 2: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class 3: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information covered includes:
Introduction/Emergency Preparedness, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster First Aid, Fire Prevention/Suppression, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and a Disaster Simulation.
Thursday classes will be taught at the Corte Madera Fire Department
342 Tamalpais Drive at Pixley, Corte Madera
Saturday classes will be taught at The College of Marin, in TB1.
Class sessions for 2009 are scheduled for:
February 19, 21, 28.
July 16, 18, 25
The cost of the training is $30 per person.
For further information, call the
Corte Madera Fire Department at 927-5077