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August 7, 2012 > Free CERT Program

Free CERT Program

Submitted By Thor Poulsen

Hayward Fire Department will deliver a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program which will consist of four evening, indoor classes and one outdoor "hands-on" skills class. Participants learn skills to enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and immediate neighbors and organize a neighborhood team response. Training will begin in September 2012. The dates and times are as follows:

Class #1, Monday, September 10, 2012, 6-9:30 p.m., Hayward City Hall
Class #2, Monday, September 17, 2012, 6-9:30 p.m., Hayward City Hall
Class #3, Monday, September 24, 2012, 6-9:30 p.m., Hayward City Hall
Class #4, Monday, October 1, 2012, 6-9:30 p.m., Hayward City Hall
Skills #5, Monday, October 15, 2012, 6-9:30 p.m. (Fire Station #6 W. Winton)

You must attend ALL classes to receive certification. CERT training is for all City of Hayward and Fairview residents, aged 18 and older. Residential verification will be required during the final application process.

Residents, who are interested in this free training, can sign-up via the city's Disaster Preparedness website by visiting, then clicking on the green "CERT" button. Residents will then need to enter only their name, phone number and address in the email. You will receive email notification acknowledging your enrolment in the program and further instructions.

If without internet access or more information is needed, contact Thor Poulsen, Public Education Officer at (510) 583-4948.

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