What happens in a disaster?
A major earthquake, or one of numerous other potential disasters, may occur in the city at any time, causing widespread damage and destruction to homes, highways, and businesses.
A disaster will likely disrupt normal activities. Police, Fire, 9-1-1, and ambulances will be quickly overwhelmed, and they may not be able to respond for days or weeks. Citizens need to be able to take care of themselves until the professional emergency responders arrive. It is the responsible thing to do. The city alone cannot possibly respond to all emergencies in a disaster. It is important to remember the following: Victims have a 99.3% chance of survival if rescued in the first 30 min. Victims have a 81% chance of survival if rescued in the first day. Victims have a 34 % chance of survival if rescued in the second day. You can make a difference in the lives of people you care about and in your community. Make sure your family has a basic emergency plan, and get engaged in our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Let's be CERTain we're all prepared!
Upcoming CERT Training
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a FREE emergency training program to empower our community to prepare for and overcome the effects of any disaster that can disrupt our daily lives.
Learn basic skills that can mean the difference between being a victim or a survivor in the next emergency.
To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must attend all classes and the Hands-on drill. Arrangements can be made to make-up classes. You can take a CERT class in a town where you don't live. The next CERT classes will be offered in the spring. Sign up for our newsletter (above) to receive updates.
Richmond CERT (English)
Class is closed. If you are a CERT graduate and want to participate in the drill on Sat. Oct. 27th Drill at Richmond Fire Training Center, 3506 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804 contact the Office of Emergency Services.
Call 510-620-6866 or email email@example.com.
El Cerrito/Kensington CERT Bootcamp (English)
This is an abbreviated, noncertified class that will give you some basics in CERT in a condensed format. This is a great class for folks who cannot commit to the 20 hours of the CERT training.
November 3rd 8 AM - 5 PM
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Ln., El Cerrito
Registration required - Sign up here
Questions? Call 510-215-4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org