Class: Clovis CERT

Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Class

Time/Date:
Tuesday July 24: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday July 31: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 1: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday August 7: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 8: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday Augusty 14: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 15: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday August, 18 – Time & Location to be announced

Location:
Clovis Fire Administration EOC
1233 Fifth Street
Clovis, CA 93612

Contact:
Chad Fitzgerald
chadf@ci.clovis.ca.us

Website:

Information:
While we strongly support CERT and encourage participation of our club members, membership in CERT is not required for CARP members to be involved with the Clovis emergency communications group.

CERT Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using the training to save lives and protect property.

This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

The CERT program can provide an effective first-response capability. Acting as individuals first, then later as members of teams, trained CERT volunteers can fan out within their assigned areas, extinguishing small fires, turning off natural gas inlets to damaged homes, performing light search and rescue, and rendering basic medical treatment. Trained volunteers also offer an important potential workforce to service organizations in nonhazardous functions such as shelter support, crowd control, and evacuation.