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Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training from Metro Fire


Listen: Shani Cornell

EMS Captain

CERT Program Manager

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District


The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this month that prepares residents to take care of themselves, their family, and their neighborhood during a catastrophic event.

The CERT training is approximately 24 hours long offered over 4 days. The class dates are Thursday, March 12 (6-10 pm), Saturday, March 14 (8 am-5 pm), Thursday, March 19 (6-10 pm) and Saturday, March 21(8 am-4 pm). The course is offered free to all residents who live or work in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County and elsewhere within Metro Fire’s service area.

Classroom space is limited, so please email or as soon as possible to sign up for the course if you are interested in participating.

The Metro Fire CERT Training Includes:

·What your local risks are and what you need to do to prepare

·How to manage utilities, hazardous materials, and put out small fires using the appropriate Fire Extinguisher

·How to use "START Triage" and how to treat the "Three Medical Killers" by: opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock

·How to provide basic medical aid

·How to effectively search for and rescue victims safely

·How to organize yourself and spontaneous volunteers to be effective as a team and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts

·Disaster Psychology


For more information or to register for an upcoming training, call the CERT messaging system at (916) 859-3776 or email the Metro Fire CERT Program at

Shani Cornell

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