In the event of a large-scale disaster, the normal Emergency Response Agencies that serve you will be overwhelmed and they might not be able to assist you for up to 72 hours.Cambria CERT Facebook
The Cambria Fire Department, SLO County Fire Chiefs Assoc., SLO County Sheriffs Advisory Council, and the Cambria Community
Healthcare District. CERT is designed for:
CERT training is for everyone, but those who wish to go to the next level can join ‘Cambria CERT’ organized to respond to the Community in emergencies.
Cambria Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
2250 Yorkshire Drive
Cambria, California 93428
To request more information or ask a question please contact:
Phone #: (805) 927-6240
Please leave a message with your contact information.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was originally developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department. The program proved to be very successful. In the summer of 1996, San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Poly modified the program slightly to reflect local conditions and concerns. The Regional program was developed, with the assistance of the City Fire Department, in 2003, for delivery in all the communities of SLO County.
The goal of the CERT program is to help the community to be self-sufficient in a disaster by developing multi-functional teams that are trained in basic skills. After completing the program, you will be able to function as part of a team or as a leader of on-scene volunteers.
It is hoped that participants from all areas of the community will complete the training. During the course participants will receive a disaster preparedness manual, a personal emergency supply kit and a Certificate of Completion.
Sixty-three people lost their lives in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Fifty-seven people lost their lives in the 1994 Northridge earthquakes. But not one of these was the “BIG ONE” Experts predict a 60% probability of an earthquake occurring on the San Andreas Fault, which runs through San Luis Obispo County, within the next 20 years. Earthquakes are not our only worry, San Luis Obispo County has had its share of major Wild Fires, Hazardous Materials spills, and Transportation Accidents. Winter storms impacted our community. When the BIG ONE hits, emergency services will be overwhelmed. Since it’s simply a supply and demand issue, the reality is that it may be up to 72 hours before help can arrive.
The CERT training program is a hands on training course consisting of five evening classes, each about 3 hours in length.