Captain Kevin Anderson is the Stanislaus County CERT Coordinator, and a 30 year veteran of the fire service. He worked as a firefighter for CALFIRE in the Madera/Mariposa/Merced Unit, Amador/Eldorado Unit, San Benito Unit as an Engineer and the US Forest Service as a Mix Master/Load Master at the Stockton Air Attack Base. I finished my career as a Captain with the Manteca/Lathrop Fire Department.
Mr. Anderson has state Certifications in Hazardous Materials, High Angle Rescue, Low Angle Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Dive Rescue, Confined Space, as well as Company officer certification and I am a Fire Instructor with the State of California.
The Community Emergency Response Team The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a nationally supported, locally implemented initiative that teaches people how to better prepare themselves for hazards that may affect their communities. Since 1993, CERT trains the public in basic disaster response skills such as team organization, disaster medical operations, fire safety, and light search and rescue. The ability for CERT volunteers to perform these activities frees up professional responders to focus their efforts on more complex, essential, and critical tasks.
Before, during, and after disasters, CERT volunteer teams perform basic response activities, including checking in on neighbors, distributing information to the public, supporting emergency operations centers, and helping to manage traffic and crowds. Local CERT programs train and organize teams of volunteers to assist their families, neighbors, co-workers, and other community members during emergencies when professional responders may not be immediately available to provide assistance. CERT offers various opportunities with you in mind.