Here is your opportunity to become a trained member of “CERT,” the City of Foster City’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants in this 25-hour series of classes will learn how to develop neighborhood teams while cross-trained in basic emergency skills.

Classes are held in the Wind Room at the Foster City Community Center, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd. from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Skills Development & Mock Earthquake Exercise will be held on Saturday, June 24 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

Click here to download a copy of our CERT 2017 Spring Flyer

Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness

CLASS 1:
Tuesday, May 2

  • All About CERT
  • Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
  • How to prepare before it happens
  • What to do when the earth starts to shake

Fire Safety & Utility Control

CLASS 2:

Tuesday, May 9

  • Natural gas, water and electrical controls: why, when and how to shut them off
  • Types of fire and use of extinguishers
  • Hazardous materials at home or work and on the road

Disaster Medical Part I

CLASS 3:

Tuesday, May 16

  • Open airways, stop bleeding and control shock
  • START triage
  • Disaster Psychology

Disaster Medical Part II

CLASS 4:

Tuesday, May 23

  • Minor burns
  • Practicing Disaster Medical Skills
  • Apply splints to arms and legs

Light Search and Rescue

Class 5:

Tuesday, May 30

  • Classify damaged buildings
  • Search and rescue
  • Lifting heavy objects and victim carries

CERT Organization/Terrorism

CLASS 6:

Tuesday, June 6

  • CERT Incident Command System
  • CERT Documentation
  • WMD/Terrorism

CERT Communications

Tuesday, June 13

  • Composing emergency messages
  • Hands-on practice with FRS Radios
  • CERT gear
  • Working with the Police Department

Skills Development and Mock EQ Exercise

CLASS 7:

Saturday, June 24

  • Extinguishing fires
  • Triaging and treating victims
  • Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
  • Interior search for reported missing persons
For more information about CERT call (650) 286-3350 or email fire@fostercity.org or use our online contact form.

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