Fire Department offers emergency response training

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, or RSFFPD, is
looking for residents interested in becoming part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT.
Applications are now being accepted for the spring session, which begins Feb. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station 1, 16936 El Fuego.
CERT is a nationally-recognized program designed to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces in basic disaster response skills. During natural or man-made disasters, emergency personnel are stretched thin, and may be unable to help residents in a timely manner. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional emergency crews, CERT members can assist others by applying their skills learned in training.
This free CERT class will be a 25-hour Web-based program with an introductory meeting and four meetings for skills assessment on the following dates:
— Feb. 25: 6 to 9 p.m., class introduction
— Feb. 28: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., questions and answers, skills instruction
— March 4: 6 to 9 p.m., questions and answers, skills instruction
— March 7: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., questions and answers, skills instruction
— March 14: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., questions and answers, final drill and graduation
Applications can be downloaded from www.rsf-fire.org and mailed to:
Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District
Attn: Captain Chris Mertz
P.O. Box 410
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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