Bollinger Hills Community Emergency Response Team
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, The City of San Ramon, The Town of Danville, and The San Ramon Unified School District along with Red Cross have joined forces to get you prepared. Together they offer Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) and Personal Emergency Preparedness training (PEP) training. They are dedicated to preparing the San Ramon Valley in case of Emergency.
CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
Bollinger Hills CERT Activities
The Bollinger hills community has a large and active CERT.
CERT graduates who are interested in participating in the Bollinger Hills CERT may contact team leaders Jack Robertson at
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The CERT Program
The 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 are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The CERT classes are one day a week for six weeks, generally on Tuesday or Thursday nights from 6:00p.m.-9:30p.m. Each class offers students the opportunity to actively participate with hands-on exercises, culminating with a drill on the last day that incorporates what students have learned. The classes take place at the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Administration Office, at 1500 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. The first CERT class was completed on March 23, 2006 and there have been 24 classes completed since then (as of June 2009).
To sign-up for CERT, visit the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District website.
For questions and requests regarding CERT, please email Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Danielle Bell, at
You can also contact Danielle at (925) 838-6697. However, due to the high interest in the CERT program by residents, email is the preferred method of communication. Visit the website to read more about CERT and view the current schedule of classes. In your email, please include which class you would like to attend, as well as your physical address.
PEP Training is a condensed version of preparedness training, if you do not have the time to commit to CERT training. PEP training is offered once a quarter at the San Ramon Fire Protection District Administration Office, but if we get eight Bollinger Hills residents interested in the training we will hold a class at the cabana. If you are interested in attending a PEP class at the cabana, please contact Paul Turner or Jack Robertson.
Bollinger Hills CERT -
SRVFPD CERT Contact: Danielle Bell - or 925-838-6697
SRVFPD PEP Contact: Joyce Castro - or 925-838-6688