Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a perfect way to prepare yourself for emergencies, disasters and first aid needs. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. Citizens who are prepared in advance, can work as a team and provide essential services to their family, community and neighborhood. By training as a Fairfield CERT member, you can play a vital role in the City's disaster recovery efforts.
The Fairfield CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the Fairfield area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Examples are:
- Fire safety
- Light search and rescue
- Team organization
- Disaster medical operations
After classroom and simulation-based education, CERT members will be able to assist others in the neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. As with most disasters, the 911 system becomes overwhelmed with calls for help. CERT team members help bridge the gap when disasters strike.
To be eligible for the Fairfield CERT program:
- Must be 18 years old
- Live or work within the city of Fairfield
- Must not have any misdemeanor convictions within one year
- Must not have any felony convictions
If you qualify, download the registration form, or visit the Fairfield CERT site and click on the Documents tab for the registration form and information brochure. You can also click on the Contact Us link to receive our monthly newsletter with tips on disaster preparedness and upcoming events.
Upcoming Academy Information
The FCERT academies run 3 1/2 weeks, and are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The final day of the academy is held on a Saturday, running from 8 a.m. to about 1 p.m.
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