The Corte Madera Fire Department presents Community Emergency Response Training
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 town will depend upon voluntary assistance. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 demonstrated the need for volunteers. With this in mind. The Marin County fire departments have adopted a citizen training program Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) C.E.R.T. is designed to train citizens to care for themselves and neighbors in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake or a wildland fire. In the past The Corte Madera Fire Department has used the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (N.E.R.T.) program to train citizens to be better prepared and provide for themselves, their families and their neighbors. The C.E.R.T. program is a similar program but is presented in a shorter more condensed format.
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Information covered includes:
Introduction/Emergency Preparedness, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster First Aid, Fire Prevention/Suppression, and a Disaster Simulation.