Jul 30, 2014
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The City of Richmond Office of Emergency Service is offering local residents free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning Aug. 28.

The 8-week class, which meets Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., offers emergency training that can help residents prepare for and overcome a disaster. Participants must attend all classes in order to receive a certificate of completion, but are able to make up classes.

Classes are held at the Richmond Fire Training Center at 3506 Cutting Blvd. Seats are limited so sign up ASAP here.

The course schedule:

Class 1: CERT Introduction 8/28

Class 2: Fire Suppression/Utility 9/4

Class 3: Disaster Medical 1  9/11

Class 4: Disaster Medical 2  9/18

Class 5: Search & Rescue 9/25

Class 6: CERT Organization 10/2

Class 7: Disaster Psychology 10/9

Class 8: Terrorism Awareness & Drill Preparation 10/16

DRILL DAY: Saturday, Oct. 25


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.