The City of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team (FCERT) is an all-volunteer program supported by the Fairfield Fire Department and Solano County Office of Emergency Services.
Its mission is to provide quality training in disaster preparedness for those who live or work in the City of Fairfield.
In addition, FCERT is an integral component of the City's Disaster Response Force under the direction of the Emergency Operations Center.
The training FCERT members receive allow them to ensure that their families, home, and neighborhoods or workplace are secure in times of widespread natural or man-made disasters. This helps free-up critical professional resources that may be stretched thin. FCERT members may also be called upon to augment first-responders in the later stages of major emergencies.
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Under the banner of the National Citizen Corps, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.