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September 23, 2011 > Space still available for CERT training

Space still available for CERT training

The Hayward Fire Department is providing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program which will consist of 4 evening indoor classes and 1 outdoor "hands on" skills class. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and immediate neighbors as well as organize a neighborhood team response. Training will begin next Friday. The dates and times are as follows:

* Class #1, Friday, Sept. 30th, 6-9pm @ Chabot College
* Class #2, Friday, Oct. 7th, 6-9pm @ Chabot College
* Class #3, Friday, Oct. 14th, 6-9pm @ Chabot College
* Class #4, Friday, Oct. 21st, 6-9pm @ Chabot College
* Skills #5, Friday, Oct. 28th, 5:30-9pm (Fire Station #6 W. Winton)

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

You must be 18 years or older to sign up and a resident of the City of Hayward or the Fairview area.

Residents who are interested in this free training can sign-up via the city's Disaster Preparedness website by clicking on the red "Disaster Preparedness" button below (or by pasting the URL into your browser), 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 notification back by email acknowledging your enrollment into the program and further directions.

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

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