Gilroy’s Office of Emergency Services is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, a 20-hour, all-hazard training program that trains volunteers on preparing, organizing, and working together as a team.
This course covers essential disaster preparedness information, including hazards in our area and basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and communications, damage assessment, disaster psychology, and disaster medical operations.
This course is offered in October and will be primarily online, with in-person attendance required for skills day. It is free, and while attendees will be offered the opportunity to join Gilroy’s Emergency Services Volunteer program as a CERT team member, there is no obligation.
For course details and registration, please visit Eventbrite.
Contact Andrew Young at Andrew.Young@cityofgilroy.org for additional information regarding CERT Training or Emergency Services Volunteer opportunities.