BONNY DOON VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
Santa Cruz County Fire Company 32
7276 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Tel: (831) 426-1561 Fax: (831) 426-4591
We operate six vehicles-- which include three fire engines, a water tender, a 4WD rescue squad, and a 4WD utility truck. We are equipped to handle vehicle extrications and cliff rescues, and are sometimes called down to Highway One to assist the Davenport Volunteers of Company 37, who are dispatched along with the CalFire engine from the Big Creek Station on Swanton Road. In addition to receiving training in firefighting and rescue, all of our volunteers are licensed Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and carry jump bags in their own private vehicles-- so that if they are close to the scene of a medical emergency, they may be the first to arrive.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class
Saturday June 29th, July 6th & July 13th, 2013
8AM to 5PM
at the McDermott Station on Empire Grade
We will be putting on a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class this summer. This 24-hour class, given over three consecutive Saturdays, will train Bonny Doon residents in emergency preparedness and response to disasters such as earthquakes, severe winter storms, and wildland fires, when even the most fully staffed official response system will be overwhelmed, compromised, and delayed by many calls for assistance, and a disruption of power, communication, and transportation infrastructure. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans have shown that residents should be prepared to be on their own for three to seven days following a large scale disaster, before outside help arrives. Your family is counting on you to have disaster supplies and a plan, and people will naturally reach out to help their neighbors. CERT training can prepare people to help in a safe and effective way, rather than adding to the list of victims. Some people take the CERT class purely for personal preparedness, but for those who would like to be available as members of a trained team of county Disaster Service Workers, this is that opportunity.
To find out more about the CERT class and register to participate, come by the Open House on June 15th! You can also send an email to CERT@bonnydoonfire.org, leave a message at the McDermott Station (831-426-1561), or call instructor Dave Spencer (415-531-8271). More information about CERT can be found on the Community page of this website.