For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Dory Ehrlich, Office of Emergency Services, (510) 981-5506

Anyone who lives or works in Berkeley is invited to learn first aid, search and rescue, and fire suppression

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, August 29, 2007) - Anyone who lives or works in Berkeley can take any of the several free classes in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) offered by the City of Berkeley Office of Emergency Services.

These classes teach you how to apply basic first aid, how to put out a fire, and how to search for victims after an earthquake. Everyone is encouraged to take them all, but residents are free to sign up for them individually as well.

Here’s the class schedule for September and October 2007. All classes are held at 997 Cedar Street. 

Saturday, Sept. 15, 9-12 – Disaster First Aid
Saturday, Sept. 29, 9-1 – Light Search & Rescue
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9-12 – Disaster First Aid
Saturday, Oct. 20, 9-12 – Fire Suppression

You can register online at www.CityofBerkeley/fire/oes.html, or by calling 510-981-5506