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Beginning with ourselves, we will be prepared and work as an individual or together as emergency response teams to assist our families and neighbors in time of disaster and to be prepared to make decisions that do
The Most Good For The Most People
On October 17, 1989, San Francisco experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale. The aftermath of such an event and its effect on San Francisco's residents led to specific action. The San Francisco Fire Department, prompted by the residents in the city, formed the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training Program, which currently provides training in disaster and emergency response. Since 1990 the NERT program has trained more than 16,000 San Francisco residents to be individually prepared and self sufficient in a major disaster. Through this program, individuals will also learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of a neighborhood emergency response team.
The NERT Training Program is a 20 hour comprehensive program consisting of six (6) class sessions lasting approximately 3 hours each. The training instructors are professional firefighters. There is no cost for our neighborhood training classes.
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