Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) forming now

As you know, preparing for an emergency is perhaps the most important step you can take in actually surviving a disaster. The City of San Diego is offering a FREE training program for their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program is run by the San Diego Fire Department, and is an excellent program. Several members of the Stoney Gate gang are current CERT members (including yours truly), and it is an incredibly rewarding and interesting experience for anyone who wants to improve their disaster preparedness. The time commitment is minimal (just once a week for six weeks), but you learn so much about how to personally prepare for a disaster, as well as what you can do to help your local community neighborhood and potentially augment the local disaster response efforts.

Please feel free to email me if you want more information or have questions about the program. Full information is posted below, along with links to where you can sign up. This is a very popular program and it only comes once a year, so if you are thinking about it, I’d highly recommend that you sign up soon. Don’t miss out! This is a first-class program that you will really enjoy. I would love to see Carmel Mountain Ranch, and Fairway Village in particular, really show up with a strong CERT presence in San Diego.

The more CERT members we can have in Fairway Village, the better our little spot of the county will do in the event of an emergency.

Good afternoon,

You are receiving this information because you registered to be notified when the dates for Academy 28 were announced.  This email is the official announcement that the dates for Academy 28 have been set and we are now accepting applications. Full details here:

Important information (The Dates):

Class Number THURSDAY Classes SATURDAY Classes
Class 1 9/27/2012 9/29/2012
Class 2 10/4/2012 10/6/2012
Class 3 10/11/2012 10/13/2012
Class 4 10/18/2012 10/20/2012
Class 5 10/25/2012 10/27/2012
Class 6 (Final Drill) NO CLASS** 11/3/2012

*Classes are held at 2580 Kincaid Rd., San Diego, CA 92101

You must choose to attend the class on either Thursday Evenings (6pm to 10pm) or Saturday Mornings (9am – 1pm).

If you are transferring to the CERT San Diego program from another team and or have successfully graduated from an accredited CERT program, on your application, please check the box labeled, “Final Drill Only” and complete the rest of the application.  (If you have any questions, please feel free to email the CERT program office at ).

If you do NOT live or work for a company in the City of San Diego, this means you are not eligible to participate in this training.  To learn if your community has a CERT program, you can contact the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services at (858) 565-3490 for more information.

SEATS ARE LIMITED!  Do not delay in sending in your application.  If necessary, a wait list will be opened.

Thank you for your volunteerism and interest in our program!

Carie L. DeMarco

CERT San Diego Program Coordinator

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, Special Operations

1010 2nd Ave., Suite 400

San Diego, CA 92101

Office Phone:  619-533-4353

Fax:  619-533-3775



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