Menlo Fire CERT - Basic CERT Training

  • 02/10/2024
  • 03/09/2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 02/10/2024, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • 02/24/2024, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • 03/09/2024, 9:00 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • 2470 Pulgas Avenue- East Palo Alto
  • 16


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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.  Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.  

Over the course of the CERT program, you will learn the most up-to-date information through hands-on training in basic disaster preparedness, use of a fire extinguisher, disaster medical care, first aid training, search, and rescue techniques,  and neighborhood team building. Participants of the program will learn lifesaving skills, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number.

Community Emergency Response Team In Action Video 

The course will be taught every other Saturday over six weeks.  Each will be a full day from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM with a break for lunch.  You must attend all sessions in order to graduate as a CERT member. 

Saturday, February 10         - Disaster Preparedness (Unit 1)
                                               - CERT Organization (Unit 2)
                                               - Disaster Medical Operations (Units 3-4)

Saturday, February 24            - Disaster Psychology (Unit 5)

                                                - Fire Safety and Utilities Control (Unit 6)

                                                - CERT Basic Communications

Saturday, March 9           - Light Search and Rescue (Unit 7)
                                                - Terrorism and Hazardous Materials Safety (Unit 8)
                                                - Course Review & Final Exam (Unit 9)
                                                - Disaster Simulation / Exercise

Class size is limited, registration is required.  Minimum age to attend is 13 years old.  Those ages 13-14 must attend with a parent, ages 15 and older may attend on their own.

Menlo Fire CERT
Program Director

Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Fire Station 1
300 Middlefield Road

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