Fri, Nov 18|
CERT 3-Day/20-hr Training
This three-day, 20 hour CERT training educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for that hazards that may occur where they live. Contact 209.533.6395 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and details.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2022, 5:30 PM – Nov 20, 2022, 5:00 PM
Sonora, Sonora, CA 95370, USA
About the Event
**Tuolumne County OES is now offering County residents an opportunity to participate in a CERT training class that will educate volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where they live. ***
If you are interested in this 3 day, 20 hours class please email or call us with your interest. There is no cost! The class will be held Nov 18-20, 2022. Email us at email@example.com or call us 209-533-6395. The only requirement is that you are a Tuolumne County resident and you can commit to all three days of training.
Before, during, and after disasters, CERT volunteer teams perform basic response activities, including checking in on neighbors, distributing information to the public, supporting emergency operations centers, and helping to manage traffic and crowds. Local CERT programs train and organize teams of volunteers to assist their families, neighbors, co-workers, and other community members during emergencies when professional responders may not be immediately available to provide assistance. CERT offers various opportunities with you in mind.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced for every community.
CERT became a national program in 1993. There are now CERT programs in all 50 states, including many tribal nations and U.S. territories. Each is unique to its community and all are essential to building a Culture of Preparedness in the United States. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide and more than 600,000 people have trained since CERT became a national program. Tuolumne County has several CERT programs including Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal CERT, Twain Harte Area CERT and Groveland CERT. For more info check out https://www.ready.gov/cert if you live in those areas.
3 hours 30 minutes