Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Course
The greatest natural threats in our area are fires, floods and earthquakes. When disaster strikes, we can possibly be on our own without internet, electricity, water and access to stores for days or even longer. In the CERT Basic Training Course, we will teach you how to get prepared and be ready to take care of yourself and your family.
CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where people will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, people can manage utilities and put out small fires; open airways, control excessive bleeding, and treat people for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely.
After the training, if you would like to become more involved, you can become a member of the Gilroy Community Emergency Response Team and take additional free training courses.
The CERT Basic Training course will benefit anybody who takes it. They will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. There is no requirement of physical fitness. Everyone, including people with disabilities, are encouraged to participate. Youth aged 12 to 17 may attend with a parent or guardian.