Palo Alto CERT

CERT:
Community Emergency Response Team

  

 

The Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services would like to congratulate Palo Alto's newest CERT graduates!
Twenty students completed twenty-four hours of emergency preparedness and first response training over three weeks and culminating in a five hour Field Day on Saturday, May 1 2016.  They are now prepared to assist their neighbors when the next disaster strikes.




The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains community members in basic disaster response skills, such as small fire suppression, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Want to become a CERT? Register Here

UPCOMING CERT CLASSES

Spring 2017
April 17, 19, 24, 26, May 1, 3: 6:30-9:30 pm; May 7: 12-5 pm
Location TBA

Fall 2017
September 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28: 6:30—9:30 pm; Sep. 30: 12-5 pm
Location TBA

If your schedules don’t line up with these courses, we invite you to add your name to our waitlist – included in the registration link above.

Also, check available course offerings with our regional partners: Mountain View OES, Redwood City Fire and Sunnyvale OES.

For more information call us at 650-617-3197 or paloaltocert@cityofpaloalto.org with questions.



   

 

Palo Alto CERT Field Operating Guide (FOG) 
Revised 12 September 2016

OES has updated the Palo Alto CERT Field Operating Guide to version 2.0 (12 September 2016). If you already have a hardcopy FOG, you can replace the updated pages below.
- Page 13 FRS Radio Protocol
- Page 15 PA Neighborhoods
- Page 16 PA Trailer Contents
- Page 21 Cribbing Notes

 

Damage Assessment Form
Revised 14 April 2016



CERT Manual

CERT Manual Annexes:

ESV Member Site Click Here

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017
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