Menlo Fire CERT - Basic CERT Training

  • 05/09/2024
  • 06/08/2024
  • 6 sessions
  • 05/09/2024, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • 05/16/2024, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • 05/23/2024, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • 05/30/2024, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • 06/06/2024, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • 06/08/2024, 11:00 AM 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • 300 Middlefield Rd (classroom behind fire station)
  • 8



Location Information:

Address:  Thursday evening sessions: Menlo Park Fire Station 1 Classroom,  

                                                                300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

                  Saturday final session: Urban Search and Rescue Warehouse,

                                                        2470 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. 

What to Bring: We will be working in close proximity to each other, masks are encouraged but not required.

Please dress comfortably, but note we will be conducting the training in a converted warehouse that can get cold and we will be practicing skills that will require bending and kneeling so please wear closed toe shoes and long pants.  

CERT Training Manual:  You will be provided with a printed copy of the CERT Training Manual when you check in.  We have gotten requests for electronic versions, so we are attaching an PDF of the manual to this email.  There is no need to print this out as we will give you a printed copy the first day of class.

2019 Basic CERT Participant Manual.pdf

The course will be taught over six weeks.  Thursday sessions will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm and the Saturday session will be held from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm.  You must attend all sessions in order to graduate.  

    Thursday, May 9        - Disaster Preparedness (Unit 1)
                                               - CERT Organization (Unit 2)

    Thursday, May 16       
- Disaster Medical Operations (Units 3-4)
     Thursday, May 23        -  Disaster Psychology (Unit 5)
                                               - Fire Safety and Utility Controls (Unit 6)

     Thursday, May 30         -  Terrorism and Hazardous  Materials Safety  (Unit 8)
- CERT Communications and Incident Command

     Saturday, June 8          - Light Search and Rescue (Unit 7)         
                                                - Course Review & Final Exam (Unit 9)
                                                - Disaster Simulation

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.

Participants should live or work within our fire district jurisdiction (Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks).

Menlo Fire CERT
Program Director

Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Fire Station 1
300 Middlefield Road

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