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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Hybrid Academy Training - 2022

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The Santa Clara County Fire Department offers the CERT Hybrid Academy to train residents on disaster preparedness skills. In the event of a disaster or public safety emergency, CERT volunteers will be able to assist their family and neighbors when first responders are not immediately available to help.

Participants will learn disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, fire suppression, light search and rescue, and terrorism awareness.

This CERT hybrid training is offered on various dates and formats. Participants must attend ALL training classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Academy Schedule: February 2nd through April 2

Classes are online once a week (9 weeks)and there will be two in-person skills day:

Online: Every Wednesday evening we will have a Zoom meeting from February 2nd through March 30. Classes are 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Self-paced computer-based training: Participants will be assigned weekly units. All work will need to be completed before April 2.

Saturday in-person skills training: We will meet in-person on two Saturdays: March 12 & April 2. On the skills days you will practice: fire suppression, search & rescue, triage, cribbing, and damage assessment. Please note: When registering you will sign up for AM GROUP or PM GROUP. This is to determine your preference to come in the morning or afternoon for each Saturday skills day.

Fee: $35 fee covers the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you will receive in this course: hard hat, gloves, eye protection, and N95 mask.

This CERT Hybrid Academy is for those who live or work in SCCFD served communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the surrounding unincorporated areas.

All participants are required to adhere to the current the Santa Clara County Public Health Orders.

Questions please contact: Gracie Hernandez at (408) 341-4425 or by email at cert@sccfd.org

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Established in 1947, the Santa Clara County Fire Department provides fire services for Santa Clara County, California (light green in the map below) and the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga. The department also provides protection for the unincorporated areas adjacent to those cities. The department's area of coverage is shown in dark green in the map below.

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Wrapping in an approximately 20 mile arc around the southern end of "Silicon Valley", the Santa Clara County Fire Department has grown to include 15 fire stations, an administrative headquarters, a maintenance facility, five other support facilities, 19 pieces of apparatus and 3 command vehicles, to cover 128.3 square miles (267 square km) and a population of over 226,700.

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