Community Emergency Response Team Training
Sponsored by the City of Morgan Hill Office of Emergency Services
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About the Training Course

Community Emergency Response Training is a FEMA-certified course on basic disaster preparedness for self, family, neighborhood and community. It educates those of us living in South Santa Clara County about preparedness for hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and other emergencies and disasters that may impact our community. It provides training in basic emergency response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, community response team organization, and disaster psychology.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, you will be better prepared to safely and appropriately provide assistance to your family, neighborhood, community and workplace following an event when professional responders may not immediately be available to help.

Graduates who have completed all courses are eligible to be deployed providing complimentary assistance to professional responders during emergencies when our professional agencies become overwhelmed. (i.e.: Winter floods in Morgan Hill and also during major city events such as the Morgan Hill's 4th of July Festivities.)

There is no requirement of physical fitness. Youth aged 14 and up are permitted to attend with a parent, but only those individuals who are 18 and older will be allowed to respond and serve as Disaster Service Workers.

There is no charge for the class to residents of Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy.

Morgan Hill Fall 2017 CERT Basic Training Dates and time TBD