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Training Schedule & Registration

Class Schedule
Curriculum
Volunteer Opportunities


Class Schedule:
The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team, preparing them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. The NERT Training is free to the public. The San Francisco Fire Department has the following NERT trainings scheduled. You may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited.


Classes in Session...     (Subject to Change)

Please note that it is very important for participants to attend all sessions in order to gain the full scope and benefit of the training.

  • Make-ups may be approved.  A certificate may be issued upon completion of the entire training course
  • Make-up classes must be completed within 6 months of beginning NERT training
  • Enrollment must begin by the 2nd session to participate
  • New enrollment is not permitted on the second day of the intensive training sessions


 Printable Schedule of Upcoming Classes (PDF)

Additional classes are added as they are confirmed.

2014

November
Treasure Island

Mission
SF Fire Department Training Division 
2310 Folsom Street
enter through the gate on 19th Street 

November 18, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
November 20, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
December 2, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
December 4, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
December 9, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
December 11, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6 Cancelled due to weather
New date TBD

New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll
 
2015 NERT Training 

January

South Beach
SF Fire Headquarters
698 2nd St, commission Rm.

January 7, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
January 14, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
January 21, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
January 28, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
February 4, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
February 11, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll 

Tenderloin
TNDC KCC Bldg.
220 Golden Gate Ave.

January 16, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 1 & 2
January 23, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 3 & 4
January 30, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 5 & 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

Sunset 
Lawton Elementary School
1570 31st Ave 

January 15, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
January 22, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
January 29, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
February 5, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
February 12, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
February 19, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll  

February

Pacific Heights
CPMC Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St

February 23, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
March 2, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
March 9, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
March 16, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
March 23, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
March 30, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

SF Ready!

Personal Readiness for a resilient Community
One time workshop for you and your neighbors!
 
What's in it for you?
You will learn the basics to take care of yourself and others.

SFFD NERT and SAFE want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and get to know your neighbors on your block to maximize resiliency after a disaster.

  • Risk Awareness
  • Disaster supplies
  • Personal/Family Disaster Planning
  • NERT Overview
  • Disaster Pre-Planning - building community one block at a time

WHEN:

6:00pm-8:00pm
Monday January 5, 2014

South Beach
SFFD Headquarters, commission rm.
698 2nd St @ Townsend
Enroll - pdf Flier

6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday January 6, 2015
 
Mission 
SFFD Division of Training 
2310 Folsom St 
Enroll - pdf Flier

6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday January 29, 2015

Pacific Heights
SF Jewish Community Center 
3200 California St 
Enroll - pdf Flier

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Training Course Outline

     Class Session #1...
     Earthquake awareness,
     Preparedness and Hazard
     Mitigation

     Class Session #2...
     Basic Disaster Skills
     Fire Extinguishers/Behavior
     Utilities Shut-offs
     Terrorism Awareness

     Class Session #3...
     Disaster Medicine

     Class Session #4...
     Light Search and Rescue

     Class Session #5...
     Team Organization &
     Management
     Disaster/Team Psychology

     Class Session #6...
     Course Review    
     Skills hands-on application








Want to host a N.E.R.T. training in your San Francisco neighborhood? You must have thirty sign-ups and an ADA compliant space able to accommodate at least eighty people.  If you do, please contact SFNERT at sffdnert@sfgov.org  Classes will be scheduled based on need and location.

Curriculum:
The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills.  Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services.  There is no cost  for the neighborhood training, and the class sessions are approximately 3 hours.

Class Session #1 Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
How to prepare before it happens
What to do when the earth starts to shake

Class Session #2

Basic Disaster Skills
Natural gas, water and electrical controls, why, when and how to shut them off
Types of fire, and using extinguishers to put it out
Hazardous Materials awareness in the home, on the road, and all around you
Terrorism Awareness

Class Session #3 Disaster Medicine
Health considerations for the rescuer
Opening airways
Stopping bleeding and shock position
S.T.A.R.T. triage
Minor injuries and burns

Class Session #4 Light Search and Rescue
Different types of construction and where to look for damage
How to classify damaged buildings
Building marking system
Interior search patterns
Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage
Victim carries

Class Session #5 Team Organization and Management
City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit
NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster
Disaster Psychology


Class Session #6 Skills Development and Application
Final Exam Review
Hands-On-Training
Extinguishing fires
Triaging and treating moulaged victims
Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
Interior search for reported missing persons
Exterior building damage assessment
Award of Achievement and course evaluation



Volunteer to be a Victim
for Graduating N.E.R.T. Classes:


Attend the final session at any of the above training sessions.  Instructors will make you up to be a victim for the students attending the training so they will have a more realistic experience.
No previous experience necessary, all are welcome.
Upon arrival, inform class instructors that you are volunteering to be a victim.


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Last updated: 12/14/2014 4:18:31 PM