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


Berkeley, California (Thursday, July 06, 2006) - The City of Berkeley's Office of Emergency Services announces its September and October schedule of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes. Due to popular demand, several of the classes will be offered more than once. Disaster First Aid will also be offered on a Wednesday evening.

These free classes, open to everyone who lives or works in Berkeley, train participants to be ready before the next disaster. Be sure to sign up early!

Disaster Mental Health – 997 Cedar
Saturday, Aug. 5, 9:00am-12:00pm


Basic Personal Preparedness  - 997 Cedar Street
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:00-12:00am

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30-3:30pm


Disaster First Aid – 997 Cedar Street
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00-10:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:00am-12:00pm


Fire Suppression – 201 University Avenue
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:00am-12:00pm


Light Search & Rescue
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:00am-1:00pm


Learn how to prepare your family and get hands-on experience in putting out a fire, applying basic first aid techniques, identifying signs of structural damage, and more. Register on-line at, by e-mail to, or by calling (510) 981-5506. No one’s prepared until everyone’s prepared.