Want to Volunteer, but not sure
if this is for you?
The trainee program allows you to be with West
Point Fire CERT to see the action first hand. The trainee program consists
of an on-line FEMA course, this allows you to understand what the CERT
program is all about and what may be required for you to do.
Once this is completed you fill out the Trainee
application and drop it off at the West Point Fire Station at 195 Spink
Rd in West Point along with a copy of the FEMA course certificate or
mail it and the Certificate to West Point Fire CERT, PO Box 315, West
Point CA 95255.
The Trainee program ends 395 days after your
paperwork is approved by the CERT Program Manager. So you have up to 395
days to see if this for you or to attend the next 20 hour Basic CERT
Speaking of the Basic CERT academy, The
Calaveras Emergency Response Team, conducts these academies through out
the year. This is required to be a Full West Point Fire CERT member. If
you are flexible and can wait until the next Basic CERT academy, then
this is your next best option. You will need to complete the West Point
CERT application, which is then dropped off at the West Point Fire
Station. Once a Basic CERT academy is scheduled, you will be notified.
If you want to help as soon as possible then we
suggest that you take the on-line FEMA course, fill out the Trainee
application and enter the Trainee program. Once your application is
approved by the Program Manager, you can then start helping immediately,
under supervision of course. You can attend all West Point CERT training
classes as well as any emergencies/non-emergencies that West Point Fire
CERT responds too.
Whatever you decide we hope you come and join
us to help our community.