Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a national program, sponsored by FEMA, that was adopted in Marin County in the early 1990’s. The skills taught in CERT training are valuable and potentially life saving , including fire safety and suppression, disaster medical operations, and light search & rescue. CERTs are trained to step forward in the event of a large scale emergency, when our local public safety personnel may be overwhelmed , to offer help in their neighborhoods and community.
THe CERT program is now standardized across the county and takes 15 hours. August training is two Thursday evenings, 6-10 pm, Aug. 16 & 23, and one all day, Sat. Aug. 25 8:30 am-4 pm.Have you ever wondered if you would know how to use a fire extinguisher if you had to? How about splinting a broken arm? Have you wondered how that regular guy lifted a refrigerator off an injured person? Attend a CERT class and find out about that little known technique called cribbing.
Be a good neighbor and become an emergency volunteer and a Disaster Service Worker. Sign up for CERT training at www.marincountycert.org or call 415-485-3409. It only costs $45.00.