Emergency Training at Menlo Feb. 23, March 8

Menlo College, in cooperation with the city of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will be hosting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on Feb. 23 and March 8 on campus in the Russell Center. This community event will be open to the general public.


This is a comprehensive 16 hour training program to prepare individuals to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation for at least 72 hours. The training teaches participants how to develop teams, and cross trains in basic emergency actions. Members participate in hands-on exercises and activities to learn disaster skills and emergency assistance.


Participants will receive valuable information and tools including a CERT backpack (helmet, vest, gloves, goggles, etc.) and will receive certification for the course to act as resources for emergency response situations.


Information about local CERT training is available at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Web site: menlofire.org/cert/CERT.html.

To register for training, please contact Jay Naidu, Chief of Sercurity Services for Menlo College, at (650)543-3996 or jnaidu@menlo.edu.


Established in 1927, Menlo College is celebrating more than 80 years of innovation in education. A private, four-year college in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Menlo offers outstanding academic programs in entrepreneurship, business and management that prepare students to become this nation's leaders in industry and technology. With approximately 700 full-time students from across the nation and the world, as well as a faculty devoted to undergraduate teaching and advising, Menlo provides an exceptional educational experience. Fully one-third of our graduates go on to achieve leading roles in business and industry. Ten percent are corporate presidents, chief executive officers and high-ranking managers in their fields. Menlo College is located at 1000 El Camino Real in Atherton, Calif.