Fire Department seeks CERT academy applicants

By From page A5 | August 06, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Fire Department is accepting applications for the next Community Emergency Response Team academy.

Those who take part in the academy receive training to help themselves and others in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Program participants learn about disaster preparedness. The training is designed to prepare them in specific areas of disaster response that include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medial operations.

The goal of the program is to have residents across the community who are prepared to help others in their workplaces or neighborhoods in the event of an emergency of natural disaster.

Program participants must be at least 18, live or work within the city, must have no misdemeanor convictions within the past year, and must have no felony convictions.

Applications will be accepted until Aug, 26. Those who are interested in the training or want more information should call Luz Daniels at 428-7377 or contact her by email at [email protected]

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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