CERT Basic Training Course, January 2020

WHAT IF . . . . . .

You dialed 9-1-1 and there was a busy tone?

OR . . . . . . . . . .

There wasn’t any dial tone at all?

WHY: In the event of a large-scale disaster, the normal Emergency Response Agencies that serve you will be overwhelmed and they might not be able to assist you for up to 72 hours (it’s simply a supply and demand issue).

WHO: Sponsored by SLO County Fire Chiefs Assoc. and the SLO County Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation.

WHAT: CERT is a “hands-on” course that teaches individuals to be better prepared in the event of a major disaster and to form into effective neighborhood teams to assist others. In the CERT training class you will learn about; how and when to turn off your Utilities; Firefighting skills; Medical skills; Hazardous Materials & Terrorism awareness; light Search and Rescue techniques; and most importantly, you’ll learn SELF RELIANCE.

WHERE: Morro Bay Fire Department, 715 Harbor St.

WHEN: Five evening classes on Tuesday and Thursday. The class dates are January 14, 16, 21, 23, & 28th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

COST: There is a $40 materials fee that provides you with a student manual and first aid supplies.

To reserve your space, send your check, payable to: CERT
Mail to: Morro Bay Fire Dept, 715 Harbor St, Morro Bay, 93442

Since it’s not a matter of “if” but more a matter of “when” join the over 1500 graduates (countywide) of the program so as to better prepare yourself and your family.

If you have any questions call the Morro Fire Department at 805-772-6242 or email questions to esterobaycert@gmail.com (website: esterobaycert.com).