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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.

2015 NERT Training 

January
Tenderloin
South Beach
Sunset 

February
Pacific Heights

March
Chinatown - Cantonese
Miraloma Park
North Beach

April
RECERT class
Outer Mission
Cathedral Hill

May
Downtown
Haight Ashbury
Noe Valley

June
Bayview

Balboa Terrace/OMI
St. Francis' Episcopal Church
399 San Fernando Way @ Ocean Ave.

June 24, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
July 1, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
July 8, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
July 15, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
July 22, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
July 29, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

July

Fisherman's Wharf
SF Maritime Bldg.
900 Beach Street

July 7, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 1 & 2
July 14, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 3 & 4
July 21, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 5 & 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

Marina/Cow Hollow
St. Mary the Virgin
2325 Union @ Steiner

July 27, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 1
August 3, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 2
August 10, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 3
August 17, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
August 24, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 5
August 31, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

August

Castro/Duboce Triangle
CPMC Davies, N. Tower Auditorium
Castro @ Duboce, lower level

August 6, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 1
August 13, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 2
no class August 20 
August 27, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 3
September 3, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
September 10, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 5
September 17, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

September

Richmond District
Zion Lutheran Church & School
495 9th Ave @ Anza

September 16, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 1
September 23, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 2
September 30, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 3
October 7, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 4
October 14, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 5
October 21, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 6
New Student Enroll
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:

6:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday August 26
Mission
SFFD Division of Training
2310 Folsom Street
enter through parking lot on 19th Street
Enroll - pdf Flier

6:30pm-8:30pm 
Monday September 14
Mission Bay
SFFD Investigation, Community Rm. 
449 Mission Rock @ 3rd Street 
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: 7/15/2015 8:12:41 AM