Escondido Fire will be holding their Spring CERT academy on March 4, 5 and 11. The CERT academy is open and free to all Escondido Residents.
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is a joint effort between the Escondido Fire Department and you, a member of the community, to become better prepared for emergencies.
CERT program instructors from the Escondido Fire Department provide emergency preparedness and response training. Graduates of the CERT program also have an opportunity to become disaster volunteers with the city and make a difference!
Why is CERT important?
Disasters happen, and when they do it can take 72 hours for emergency services to help those who have been affected.
Preparing in advance and knowing what to do to keep yourself, your family, and your neighborhood safe can mean the difference between being a victim and being able to help. CERT training can help you make a difference.
What does CERT training cover?
CERT training will teach you how to:
Prepare yourself and your family for natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
Put out small fires.
Assess damage to buildings.
Provide basic first aid.
Perform simple search and rescue operations.
CERT Training Academies are held throughout the year.
To find out more about CERT contact Jeff Murdock with the Escondido Fire Department, by e-mail or by phone at 760-839-5406.
Visit the fire department’s website (fire.escondido.org/cert.aspx) for more information. There you will be able to download a CERT brochure.
The CERT academy will be held at the following location.
Escondido Police Department
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026