Sunnyside is currently seeking NERT volunteers!
This week’s earthquake in the SF Bay area reminds us that we need to be prepared. Part of this is having key response team for neighborhood safety and assistance.
Welcome to the Official SFFD Web Site for the
N E R T
NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention. The training also includes hands-on disaster skills that will help individuals respond to a personal emergency as well as act as members of a neighborhood response team.
A typical NERT volunteer is not one type. The NERT volunteer is anyone who is active and involved in the community–or wants to be. NERT teams are best formed in neighborhoods through a partnership with existing community groups such as a Neighborhood Watch program, Rotary Club, business group, faith based group or homeowners association. Together with their neighbors, team members and coworkers, they build a NERT network within their own community, teaming with the San Francisco Fire Department. All residents can benefit from NERT training. (Participations under 18 require the signature of a parent or guardian.)
NERT connects volunteers with a network of fellow volunteers all working together for a common cause. NERT members are trained citizen first responders who can help save lives.
The NERT Training Program is a 20 hour comprehensive program consisting of six (6) class sessions. Delivery of these 6 sessions is offered in a variety of scheduling options. Every potential volunteer must 1) attend and complete all six classes; 2) upon completion of the training, SFFD may provide a certification; 3) individuals who complete the program and obtain certification may be invited to volunteer; and 4) all individuals invited to volunteer continue to do so at the discretion of SFFD.
The training instructors are professional firefighters. There is no cost for our neighborhood training classes. There is a fee for private training.
North Panhandle/Lone Mountain
San Francisco Federal Bldg.
90 7th Street