Apr 122013
West Sac CERT volunteers honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 — As part of the annual awards ceremony for the West Sacramento police and fire departments this month, the WSFD honored a group of citizen volunteers who have trained as ‘CERTs.’ These “Community Emergency Response Team” volunteers are trained to help their families and community in the event […]

Dec 042012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on its Certified Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Citizens are trained to assist in a disaster, learning skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations. The next round of training begins Jan. 15. For information, […]

Nov 132012
West Sac emergency volunteers respond to simulated earthquake disaster

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 — West Sacramento’s CERTs (Certified Emergency Response Technicians) joined other teams in the region to participate in a disaster-response exercise on Oct. 13. The 500 volunteers practiced responding to a simulated earthquake emergency at a shopping mall. CERT members are trained by the local fire department in skills […]