CS-12 Community Emergency Response Reserves Program

The City shall establish a volunteer reserves program for Hayward residents certified in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).  The reserves program shall include a regular training program and a leadership structure to communicate and coordinate with volunteers during emergencies.  

Responsible Department(s):
Supporting Department(s)/Partner(s):
City Manager, Police
Program Type(s):
City Master Plans, Strategies, and Programs (MPSP), City Services and Operations (CSO)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
General Fund, Grants

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

The Fire Department has successfully established an active CERT program, which trains approximately 400 residents annually. In addition, the Department launched a NERT program in 2018 with the goal of training an additional 240 people. NERT is an abbreviated 4-hour curriculum for community groups.