San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training (NERT)

Attend this free weekly training led by professional firefighters and learn how to be self-sufficient in a major disaster.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


August 10, 2006 7:00 pm - September 14, 2006 10:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

(From the NERT website):
The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services. There is no cost for the neighborhood training, and the class sessions are approximately 3 hours.


Class Session #1
Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability How to prepare before it happens What to do when the earth starts to shake
Class Session #2
Basic Disaster Skills Natural gas, water and electrical controls, why, when and how to shut them off Types of fire, and using extinguishers to put it out Hazardous Materials awareness in the home, on the road, and all around you
Class Session #3
Disaster Medicine Health considerations for the rescuer Opening airways Stopping bleeding and shock position S.T.A.R.T. triage Minor injuries and burns
Class Session #4
Light Search and Rescue Different types of construction and where to look for damage How to classify damaged buildings Building marking system Interior search patterns Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage Victim carries
Class Session #5
Team Organization and Management City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster Disaster Psychology Terrorism and NERT
Class Session #6
Skills Development and Application Final Exam Review Hands-On-Training Extinguishing fires Triaging and treating moulaged victims Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers Interior search for reported missing persons Exterior building damage assessment Award of Achievement and course evaluation


Photo: Myleen Hollero