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September 29, 2012 (Alpine) – The Alpine Fire Protection District is looking for community volunteers who want to be trained as CERT members.  CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team.  CERT members learn how to protect themselves, their family and their community in the event of a major disaster. 

Alpine CERT members must be 18 years of age and live within the boundaries of the Fire District.  All CERT members are subject to live scan finger print criminal background check.  There is no cost to the applicant for the background check or any supplies.  The 2nd academy will be starting on November 3, 2012 and is expected to take approximately 3 months to complete.  All training will take place on Saturdays and there will be 9 modules members will need to complete for a total of 20 hours of training.  All students completing the academy will be sworn in as Disaster Service Worker Volunteers for the State of California as well as certified CERT members of the Alpine Fire Protection District.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alpine CERT stop by the Alpine Fire Protection District office at 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA 91901 to pick up an application packet.  For more information or if you have any questions contact Firefighter/Paramedic Colby Ross at 619-445-2635.

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