Disaster Training

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The best way you can get prepared for large and small emergencies is to take CERT training, a 20-hour course offered by the Central County Fire Department free of charge to Burlingame residents. The “Get Ready” course (see above) satisfies the requirement of the first session of CERT training. Burlingame has an active CERT group that meets regularly. Click here to learn more about CERT training.   To be notified of upcoming CERT classes, click on this link

Learn more about Burlingame’s CERT program and subscribe to the Burlingame CERT newsletter by emailing Rik Kasuga, Burlingame CERT Volunteer Program Coordinator at arikio@aol.com.

CPR Training
The Central County Fire Department (CCFD) also offers CPR courses that teach you how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an adult, child or infant; use an automated external defibrillator (AED); and help someone who is choking. CPR courses cost $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Click here to see upcoming CPR courses and register here.

Get Ready Training
Offered by the Central County Fire Department (CCFD), the Get Ready course teaches you the basics of emergency preparedness. This three-hour class is packed full of useful information. It is free for Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents. This training may be taken in lieu of the first CERT course. To sign up for Get Ready, click here.  If no Get Ready training classes are listed, this means there are currently no scheduled classes on the roster.  To be notified of upcoming Get Ready classes, click on this link

HAM Radio Certification
When computers and telephones fail during an emergency, amateur radio operators (Hams) will be able to connect us with our local emergency operations centers and the outside world. You can become certified as a HAM radio operator in one day through the Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society (BAEARS).