The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
Who: Foster City residents who are at least 16 years of age or older can participate.
When/Where: The CERT Program is taught by CERT Trainers and Fire Department personnel over an eight week period.
Classes begin on May 2, 2017 and are held in the EOC at the Foster City Fire Department 1040 E. Hillsdale Blvd. from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Skills Development & Mock Earthquake Exercise will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 7:30am to 4:00pm. CERT Training is FREE and open to residents of Foster City. The deadline to register is April 25, 2017.
Cost: Free to all Foster City residents. Upon successfully completing the training, you will be registered as a CERT volunteer with the City of Foster City
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