Emergency Response Training
In the event of a major disaster, professional emergency services may be overwhelmed and unavailable for long periods of time. The widespread needs of the town will depend upon voluntary assistance. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 demonstrated the need for volunteers. With this in mind, the Marin County Fire Departments have adopted a citizen training program Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).
CERT is designed to provide hands-on training to become self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or a wild land fire. We then encourage CERT trained volunteers to join their neighborhood teams to assist their community.
Disaster First Aid
Light Search and Rescue
Class 1: Introduction / Emergency Preparedness / Disaster First Aid Class 2: Search and Rescue Fire Prevention / Suppression
CERT classes are offered every month except July and December throughout Marin County. For a training session near you, please contact Marin County CERT.