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Info: CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) training academies are offered in the communities served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and rotate throughout the year. Some of the skills taught include personal preparedness, organizing resources, basic medical operations, basic search and rescue, how to use a fire extinguisher and basic damage assessment. The Los Altos Hills CERT Academy is (6) evening sessions and a (1) final skills exercise. Students must attend all seven (7) class meetings to receive a Certificate of Completion. It is OK to miss a class session, however, we ask that you make up the missed class within one year at a future academy and to attend the Saturday exercise with the make-up academy. Los Altos Hills CERT Academy is comprised of the following class sessions: Monday 3/9/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 3/11/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday 3/16/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 3/18/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 3/24/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 3/25/20 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 3/28/20 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM This training course is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by Santa Clara County Fire Department: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the unincorporated surrounding areas. If you are interested in attending CERT and do not live or work in the jurisdictions served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department you can attend any of the CERT classes served by SCCFD, however, preference will be given to those who reside in any of the seven (7) SCCFD jurisdictions. For further questions please visit the web site or contact the Eventbrite organizer listed below for more information on how to attend CERT Academy before registering on Eventbrite. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided: Hard hat, gloves, eye protection, and N95 mask Eventbrite organizer: [email protected]
21 Hours - $35.00 (Fee covers participant's safety equipment and training material.)
In the event of an area wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications and provide support to first responders.
What is CERT?
Each city has its own organized CERT program. CERT members prepare, organize and work together as a team to provide essential services to their community during and after a disaster. CERTs strengthen neighborhood resiliency and play a vital role in their City’s disaster response efforts.
CERT academies are offered in the communities served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and rotate throughout the year. Some of the skills taught include organizing resources, medical operations, basic search and rescue, how to use a fire extinguisher and damage assessment.
Using classroom and simulation based education; CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. Taking CERT training is easy, fun and a great way for your business or neighborhood to strengthen working and personal relationships that will be vital in responding to an emergency.
CERT training is accomplished in about 21 hours culminating with a final disaster simulation exercise applying the skills participants have learned.
Training is broken up into eight (8) modules:
Light Search and Rescue
Emergency Medical Operations
Disaster Simulation Exercise