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January 25, 2014 (Alpine) – Alpine residents, do  you  want to be prepared for a disaster in your community?


Alpine Fire Department is now accepting applications for its Community Emergency Response Team. The academy will begin March 1, 2014 from 9am-12pm every other Saturday for 10 sessions.

“The Community Emergency Response Team Program is FEMA’s premier volunteer program for citizens involved in emergency management training. CERT members lead the way in taking personal responsibility for preparedness and assistance to professional first responders during disasters. Since professional responders make up just 1% of the population, CERTs in our neighborhoods, schools and the workplace should help all of us sleep better at night,” says Colby Ross, Firefighter/Paramedic with the Alpine Fire Protection District.

In order for you to become a member of the Alpine Fire Protection District CERT Team, you must read and sign all forms in your application packet and return them to the Alpine Fire Protection District before the start of the CERT Academy. Also, the Board of Directors of the Alpine Fire Protection District is requiring all potential CERT Members to have a thorough background check. This includes Department of Motor Vehicles, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice. This background check is for the safety and security of the citizens of Alpine, CERT Team Members and employees of the Alpine Fire Protection District.  

You can pick up an application, fill it out and return it to 1364 Tavern Road. Applicants will also be required to have a Livescan (Background Check), which is paid for by Alpine Fire Protection District.

If you have any questions about the CERT program or the process, contact Colby Ross at or call 619-445-2635.


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