The Sebastopol CERT classes are intended to train people to be more prepared in their home and with their families. For many Sebastopol CERT grads, that's exactly what they want. However, the CERT training clearly points out our local first responders will be overwhelmed in a major disaster. Many CERT grads have found they are willing and able to do more to help when a local emergency or disaster happens. These CERT grads, and other similarly trained individuals, have volunteered to take or provide additional classes or to work directly in one of several areas: Map Your Neighborhood, Shelter, Traffic and Communications.
If you are interested to know how you might be able to volunteer to assist during an emergency, email firstname.lastname@example.org.