Are you CERT CERTified?
CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team. It consists of volunteers who assist the Fire Department and Emergency Response professionals in case of any major disasters. We encourage all our readers to take a CERT class and BE PREPARED!
If you are a CERT member in Marin County then this announcement is for you:
One of the most consistent comments that we receive after CERT Basic Training is that students would like more hands on exercises, especially in first aid and search & rescue.
We are pleased to invite you to our third Marin County CERT Advanced Training for 2012, which will be held Saturday, October 13th, in San Rafael from 9 am-3 pm. Our training will be held at the old McPhail School off San Pedro Rd., a great location for a simulated disaster!
The exercise will host fire department personnel, emergency management staff and CERT volunteers, who will conduct three refresher mini-sessions in the morning and two disaster simulations in the afternoon. Participants will be able to practice and review basic skills and work as teams during the simulations.
Please check out a brief description of the day, which we've included below. Advance registration is requested so we have enough staff for our exercises. We are limiting participation to 50 so sign up today! There is a place for everyone in CERT and in this exercise.
Oct. 13, 2012
9:00 am Check-in and welcome
9:30-10:30 Disaster Medical Operations
10:40-11:25 Search & Rescue
11:30- 11:55 CERT Organization (how to work as teams)
12:00-12:30 Lunch Bring Your Own
12:50- 3:00 Simulations 1 & 2
2:45-3:00 debriefing & thank you's; check-out
Let us know if you'd like to volunteer to help on the day of the exercise.
We hope to see you on October 13th!
For more information or to register: