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Volunteer Programs


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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT Members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster and can take a more active role in preparing their community.

Learn more about the Community Emergency Response Team.

CERT Fact Sheet



The Emergency Communications Service (ECS) is a volunteer group providing front-line communications, technical and logistical support to the San Bernardino County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services. Their primary mission is to support County Fire, County Government and other local agencies in time of disaster.

ECS logo In addition, ECS has provided telecommunications and event support to other County departments including Public Health, Behavioral Health, Public Works, Pre-School Services, Sheriff's SAR and other County Departments.

ECS coordinates disaster communications between city and county agencies, provides a communication link to Cal OES and ensures backup communication channels are kept open in times of a major disaster. In an average calendar year, ECS supports approximately two-dozen events and incidents throughout the County. These events range from parades and community events, to major public safety incidents including fires and floods. The 200 ECS volunteers donate an average of 9,100 hours per year to the County of San Bernardino.ECS currently provides multiple HAM licensing classes to County Departments and the residents of San Bernardino County each year.

Visit www.bdcecs.org for more information on ECS and to contact them about volunteering and becoming a member.

Emergency Communications Service Fact Sheet


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¿Están Listos? (Are you ready?)

Listos, which means “ready” in Spanish, is a 12-hour disaster preparedness course created specifically for the Spanish-speaking community and is delivered entirely in Spanish. The program is intended to be adaptable, flexible and culturally relevant. This means participants are encouraged to involve the entire family and accommodations are made for young children.

The free 12-hour curriculum includes:

  • Identifying Vulnerabilities
  • Creating reunification and communication plans
  • Important document back-up
  • How to shut off utilities
  • Fire Extinguisher use
  • Triage and basic first aid techniques
  • Disaster Psychology

For more information contact the San Bernardino County Fire, Office of Emergency Services at 909-356-3998.



Fire Corps (CERT/ECS) Application Requirements


• Completion of FEMA IS-100 Introduction to ICSIS-700 Introduction to NIMS and California CSTI G-606 - Introduction to SEMS

• Completion of OES Volunteer Application

• Successful completion of Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI) background check

• Successful completion of Volunteer Orientation

• Registration as a California Disaster Service Worker (DSW)


     

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