It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when.
The City of Hayward is at risk for a wide array of disasters, from earthquakes to flooding. Disaster preparedness not only consists of having a survival kit in your home, place of business, and your car, but it is also knowledge that can travel with you wherever you go.
Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations with in Hayward. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention.
Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually. Learn what you can do to protect your home and family here!