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CERT Course Scheduled for January!

Good morning –

Here is great news for anyone who wants to get a solid foundation in disaster response and training – the Redwood City Fire Department has scheduled a three-session CERT course, starting in late January. Please read below for the details, and sign up now as these courses fill up fast!

thanks,

~ malcolm

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For Immediate Release
January 8, 2013

Contact:
Christy Adonis
Redwood City Fire Department
650-780-5798

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Scheduled

Redwood   City, CA – Redwood City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)  Program is a great way for neighbors to join together and learn how to  prepare for and take care of themselves, their families, loved ones, and   neighbors when a disaster does happen. Whether flood, wildfire,  mudslide, earthquake, airline crash, or terrorism – disasters come in  all forms and severity, are unpredictable, and cause disruptions to  emergency services. A large scale disaster can overwhelm local emergency   response resources such as police, fire, and emergency medical  services. The CERT program will provide participants with basic training   in disaster survival and rescue skills to help reduce loss and protect   life and property during the most critical timeframe, until emergency responders can arrive.
The next three-day CERT training course is scheduled for January/February, so the time is now to sign up! The CERT 2013 schedule is:
Wednesday, January 30th……6:30 to 9 pm
Saturday, February 2nd……….9 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 9th………..9 am to 4:30 pm
To   register or get more information, contact Christy Adonis, Emergency  Preparedness Coordinator serving Redwood City and San Carlos at 780-5798   or cadonis@redwoodcity.org.   Participants must be at least 18 years old. There is no cost to attend.  All classes are taught by fire department staff and CERT volunteers,  and take place at Redwood City Fire Station #9, 755 Marshall Street.
During  the CERT course, students will receive training in emergency  preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search and  rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism.  Upon full  course completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion. More information about CERT and Redwood City Fire Department’s other  disaster preparedness efforts is online at www.redwoodcity.org/disasterprep.
Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community,  recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood   City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.

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