Marin County CERT graduated 19 new CERT members on April 19 at Fire Station 52 in San Rafael. Participants from all over the county learned what they might do as emergency volunteers to help their families and neighbors in the event of a large-scale emergency, such as an earthquake, wildland fire or extensive flooding. Students learned first aid basics; how to assess if a building is safe to enter in searching for a trapped victim; how to safely lift and transport that victim; how to organize volunteers into teams in the midst of a disaster and much more. All CERT participants receive a manual of emergency information and a backpack with disaster equipment.
These residents are now an excellent resource for their communities in the event of a disaster. Congratulations to all our new graduates!
Marin County CERT holds 10 trainings/year around the county. Trainings are 18 hours in length and cost only $45.00. Scholarships are available. Learn more at readymarin.org/cert. Marin County residents are welcome to attend any class in the county.
Photo: The CERT graduating class with Deputy Fire Marshal John Lippitt (left) and Captain Bob de Lambert (right).