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Training Schedule & Registration

Class Schedule
Volunteer Opportunities

Class Schedule:
The goal of this program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team, preparing them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. The NERT Training is free to the public. The San Francisco Fire Department has the following NERT trainings scheduled. You may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited.

Classes in Session...     (Subject to Change)

Please note that it is very important for participants to attend all sessions in order to gain the full scope and benefit of the training.

  • Make-ups may be approved.  A certificate may be issued upon completion of the entire training course
  • Make-up classes must be completed within 6 months of beginning NERT training
  • Enrollment must begin by the 2nd session to participate
  • New enrollment is not permitted on the second day of the intensive training sessions

 Printable Schedule of Upcoming Classes (PDF)

Additional classes are added as they are confirmed.

2015 NERT Training 


South Beach
SF Fire Headquarters
698 2nd St, commission Rm.

January 7, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
January 14, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
January 21, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
January 28, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
February 4, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
February 11, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll 

220 Golden Gate Ave.

January 16, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 1 & 2
January 23, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 3 & 4
January 30, 8:30a-4:30p: Class 5 & 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

Lawton Elementary School
1570 31st Ave 

January 15, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
January 22, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
January 29, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
February 5, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
February 12, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
February 19, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6 (cancelled)
February 26, 6:0p-9:30p: Class 6 
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll  


Pacific Heights
CPMC Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St

February 23, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 1
March 2, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
March 9, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
March 16, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
March 23, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
March 30, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll


Miraloma Park
Cornerstone Trinity Baptist Church
480 Teresita Blvd.

March 12, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 1
March 19, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
March 26, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
April 2, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
April 9, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
April 16, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

Listos! Spanish
St. Charles Borromeo Church
713 S. Van Ness Ave

Marzo 3, 6:00p-9:00p: sesión 1
Marzo 10, 6:00p-9:00p: sesión 2
Marzo 17, 6:00p-9:00p: sesión 3
Marzo 24, 6:00p-9:00p: sesión 4
clic aquí para registrarse o llame 415-558-3459
El folleto

Chinatown - Cantonese
Salvation Army
1450 Powell St

March 14, 8:30am-4:30pm: Class 1 & 2
March 21, 8:30am-4:30pm: Class 3 & 4
March 28, 8:30am-4:30pm: Class 5 & 6
New student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification call 415-413-7518

是什麼樣的培訓? 免費的災難應急訓練 (粵語班) 
3 月 14 日 (星期六早上八時半至下午四時半)
3 月 21 日 (星期六早上八時半至下午四時半)
3 月 28 日 (星期六早上八時半至下午四時半) 基督教救世軍 (三藩市華埠)
1450 Powell Street (交 Vallejo 街)
所有會議都必須參加 - 總 21 小時* 
 如有興趣報名,請電: 415-413-7518

North Beach
Tel-Hi Center 
660 Lombard St

March 24, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 1
March 31, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 2
April 7, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 3
April 14, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 4
April 21, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 5
April 28, 5:45p-9:00p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll


Haight Ashbury
The Urban School 
1563 Haight St

May 6, 6:30p-10:00p: Class 1
May 13, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 2
May 20, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 3
May 27, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 4
June 3, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 5
June 10, 6:00p-9:30p: Class 6
New Student Enroll - pdf Class Flier
Recertification Enroll

SF Ready!

Personal Readiness for a resilient Community
One time workshop for you and your neighbors!
What's in it for you?
You will learn the basics to take care of yourself and others.

SFFD NERT and SAFE want you to have skills to be prepared for emergencies big or small, and get to know your neighbors on your block to maximize resiliency after a disaster.

  • Risk Awareness
  • Disaster supplies
  • Personal/Family Disaster Planning
  • NERT Overview
  • Disaster Pre-Planning - building community one block at a time


Thursday January 29

Pacific Heights
SF Jewish Community Center 
3200 California St 
Enroll - pdf Flier

Tuesday February 10

Diamond Heights
St. Aidan's Church 
GOld Mine Dr. and Diamond Hghts. Blvd. 
Enroll - pdf Flier

Wednesday April 1
Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission St 
Enroll - pdf Flier

Wednesday April 8 
Haight Ashbury 
Park Branch Library
1833 Page St 
Enroll - pdf Flier

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Training Course Outline

     Class Session #1...
     Earthquake awareness,
     Preparedness and Hazard

     Class Session #2...
     Basic Disaster Skills
     Fire Extinguishers/Behavior
     Utilities Shut-offs
     Terrorism Awareness

     Class Session #3...
     Disaster Medicine

     Class Session #4...
     Light Search and Rescue

     Class Session #5...
     Team Organization &
     Disaster/Team Psychology

     Class Session #6...
     Course Review    
     Skills hands-on application

Want to host a N.E.R.T. training in your San Francisco neighborhood? You must have thirty sign-ups and an ADA compliant space able to accommodate at least eighty people.  If you do, please contact SFNERT at sffdnert@sfgov.org  Classes will be scheduled based on need and location.

The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills.  Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services.  There is no cost  for the neighborhood training, and the class sessions are approximately 3 hours.

Class Session #1 Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
How to prepare before it happens
What to do when the earth starts to shake

Class Session #2

Basic Disaster Skills
Natural gas, water and electrical controls, why, when and how to shut them off
Types of fire, and using extinguishers to put it out
Hazardous Materials awareness in the home, on the road, and all around you
Terrorism Awareness

Class Session #3 Disaster Medicine
Health considerations for the rescuer
Opening airways
Stopping bleeding and shock position
S.T.A.R.T. triage
Minor injuries and burns

Class Session #4 Light Search and Rescue
Different types of construction and where to look for damage
How to classify damaged buildings
Building marking system
Interior search patterns
Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage
Victim carries

Class Session #5 Team Organization and Management
City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit
NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster
Disaster Psychology

Class Session #6 Skills Development and Application
Final Exam Review
Extinguishing fires
Triaging and treating moulaged victims
Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
Interior search for reported missing persons
Exterior building damage assessment
Award of Achievement and course evaluation

Volunteer to be a Victim
for Graduating N.E.R.T. Classes:

Attend the final session at any of the above training sessions.  Instructors will make you up to be a victim for the students attending the training so they will have a more realistic experience.
No previous experience necessary, all are welcome.
Upon arrival, inform class instructors that you are volunteering to be a victim.

Get involved in your community.
There are many opportunities at
The Volunteer Center SF
Last updated: 1/29/2015 4:53:17 PM