Emergency Response Training
In the event of a major disaster, professional emergency services may be overwhelmed and unavailable for long periods of time. The widespread needs of the town will depend upon voluntary assistance. The Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 demonstrated the need for volunteers. With this in mind, the Marin County Fire Departments have adopted a citizen training program Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).
CERT is designed to train citizens to care for themselves and neighbors in the event of a disaster, such as an earthquake or a wildland fire.