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San Rafael CERT

San Rafael CERT

Are you a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member? Do you live in San Rafael? Are you looking for more ways to be involved? Join the San Rafael CERT steering committee (SRCSC)!

The SRCSC is a city-wide volunteer organization providing leadership, organization, and sharing best practices to recruit, train, connect, and continually engage CERT members within neighborhood groups and in coordination with local first responders.

San Rafael CERT is sponsored by the San Rafael Fire Department and coordinated by the Office of Emergency Services. The Steering Committee meets monthly and forms work groups for specific projects, events, and meetings. If you are interested in getting involved, come to a meeting or email us!

CERT teams are trained in basic emergency response procedures such as:

  • Conducting an initial size-up of the situation in their immediate area
  • Reducing immediate dangers by turning off utilities, suppressing small fires, and evacuating hazardous areas
  • Performing immediate medical triage and basic treatment of injuries
  • Assessing structural integrity and performing light search and rescue
  • Collecting and recording vital information to be relayed to professional responders on damage, victims, and actions taken or resources needed
  • Providing leadership to untrained volunteers

CERT Trainings and Meetings

February 24th, 1pm at Downtown Library Conference Room, San Rafael

FADR (First Aid for Disaster Response) Classes for San Rafael CERT members will be held from 9am-1pm each quarter. Registration Required at https://srcert-fadr-2020.eventbrite.com 

  • February 22nd, 670 Del Ganado, San Rafael
  • May 16th, 618 B Street, San Rafael
  • August 1st, 50 Canal St. San Rafael
  • November 7th, 618 B Street, San Rafael

March 4th 6:30pm-9pm, 618 B Street, San Rafael

Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-rafael-cert-quarterly-meetingtraining-tickets-91222293335

Save the Date for Q2 Meeting and Drill- May 30th 9am-1pm (exact time TBD) Terra Linda Community Center

San Rafael CERT 2020 Goals & Objectives

  • Offer quarterly First Aid for Disaster Response (FADR) classes for San Rafael CERTS in coordination with the Marin Medical Reserve Corps
  • Hold quarterly meetings open to all San Rafael CERTs that refresh and build skills providing for networking opportunities and active engagement.
  • Develop, train and implement a neighborhood communication system that uses non-digital systems to inform residents and City EOC staff during emergencies and power outages.
  • Participate in four large outreach events to recruit new CERTs and increase overall community preparedness.
    • Staff a preparedness booth at the Marin County fair.
  • Support two Basic CERT offerings in San Rafael and work to connect new CERTs with ongoing engagement and training opportunities
  • Develop and host disaster drills that engage CERT and non-CERT members and can easily be repeated in different San Rafael neighborhoods
  • Promote and improve in-person social network sand connectivity among neighbors through events, outreach, and neighborhood response groups

Working Groups

San Rafael CERT Quarter 1 Meetings - March 4, 2019

San Rafael CERT Quarter 2 Meeting and Drill Saturday

Ongoing Neighborhood Communication - Working to develop a non-digital communication bi-directional communication system that can keep City staff and neighborhoods informed during disasters and power outages


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