Monday, December 20, 2010

NERT training

My name is Erica and I am the current program coordinator for NERT, the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team.  This program provides instructor lead classroom training with hands on components included to prepare San Franciscans for a disaster no matter how big or small.  Earthquake? Power Outage? Flooding on Shotwell Street?  This all hazards approach begins with caring for oneself and family and includes training to become a volunteer emergency responder in your neighborhood.
I am writing to request your assistance to get the word out about this free training opportunity.  We do not have an advertising budget and rely on word of mouth to spread this important information.  We are now celebrating over 20 years of consistent emergency response team training and I still often meet people who are not aware of this opportunity.
New NERT classes are coming up and people should take the training that best fits their schedule.  People can join their neighborhood team upon completion of the training.  Participants should plan to attend all sessions of the training to gain the full scope and benefit.  New students may begin no later than the 2nd week of a six week class and must begin on the 1st day of a two day intensive class.

There is also a three hour introductory workshop that focuses on personal preparedness.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide in telling people about NERT training.
Lt. Erica Arteseros, NERT Program Coordinator
San Francisco Fire Department
2310 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
phone (415) 970-2022
fax (415) 970-2020

Seven new classes are beginning in the new year. More will be added through the spring.  Check back to the website if the scheduling does not fit your needs.Click the link: or type into your browser
flyer: (See attached file: PrintableTrainingScheduleFlyer2011.pdf)

Inner Richmond
Zion Church and School
495 9th Ave @ Anza

Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class session 1: January 5
Class session 2: January 12
Class session 3: January 19
Class session 4: January 26
Class session 5: February 2
Class session 6: February 9

Bayview Police Station Community Rm
201 Williams @ Newhall

Two Day Intensive!
Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm
Class sessions 1, 2, 3: January 8
Class session 4, 5, 6: January 22

St. John of God Church Hall
1290 5th Ave @ Irving

Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class session 1: January 13
Class session 2: January 20
Class session 3: January 27
Class session 4: February 3
Class session 5: February 10
Class session 6: February 17

Civic Center/South of Market
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street @ Market

Wednesdays 9am-4pm
Class sessions 1 and 2: January 26
Class sessions 3 and 4: February 2
Class sessions 5 and 6: February 9

South Beach/Mission Bay
SFFD Headquarters
698 - 2nd Street, Commission Room

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class session 1: February 1
Class session 2: February 8
Class session 3: February 15
Class session 4: February 22
Class session 5: March 1
Class session 6: March 8

North of Panhandle/Lone Mountain
USF Campus, use main entrance on Golden Gate Ave
McLaren Conference Center, room 250

Two Day Intensive!
Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm
Class sessions 1, 2, and 3: February 12
Class sessions 4, 5, and 6: February 26

Fisherman's Wharf
Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
250 Beach Street

Two Day Intensive!
Fridays 8:30am-5:30pm
Class sessions 1, 2, and 3: February 25
Class sessions 4, 5, and 6: March 4

Resilient Community Workshop SFFD NERT and SF SAFE  ( want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and know your neighbors to maximize resiliency after disaster.
¨     Risk Awareness
¨     Disaster Supplies
¨     Personal/Family Disaster Plan
Utilities Overview
¨     NERT Overview
¨     Community, block by block
San Francisco Jewish Community Center (JCC) 3200 California @ Parnassus paid parking is available in JCC lot
Tuesday February 4, 7pm-9pm