Comments About CERT

Look what people are saying about the Woodland CERT Program!

Letter: 3/15/2006 

Dear Bruce:



Thank you so much for developing the C.E.R.T. training class and making it available to everyone in Yolo. I and my son have received an incredible gift through the C.E.R.T. program, the ability to temporarily care for ourselves and others in the absence of emergency personnel. May we never need it, but I am grateful for all I have learned and all that was brought to my attention that I needed to prepare more in.

Each class was handled in a professional manner and relevant, consistent, informative, and timely. For me, there were three instructors that stood above the rest Ken Wilson, Chaplin of the Davis Police Department, and Bruce Andreozzi. It was their expertise regarding the content, control of the class, and delivery of information. You just can’t fake it. They know their material inside and out, kept the class in check and engaged, and were able to add humor where appropriate.

If it were possible to implement and appropriate I would recommend the following:

 • To request that each person bring their survival kit to the final
 • To expand on sleep deprivation and the importance of the rest during a crisis 
 • To make Andreozzi’s class mandatory for graduation

Without any changes to the C.E.R.T. program, at minimum it has been a delightful and educational experience. Thank you again to you and the instructors for giving your time and me the opportunity.

Sincerely yours,


M. C., Davis, CA


Email: Thursday 9/8/2005 09:34

My husband & I are so grateful to be involved with the CERT program. After September 11th my husband and I were extremely concerned on learning how we can help ourselves, our families and neighbors be more prepared in case of a major disaster and/or emergency. We feel much more prepared to maintain ourselves and help our neighbors and I encourage more people to get involved and get trained.

Apparently most people are not aware that this training exists, or how they can help themselves and neighbors be more prepared. But I feel a push to have more exposure for the training would be beneficial to our community.
Community tragedy can be lessened if more people were educated on basic support within their communities until first responders can be freed up to respond to our neighborhood. More people need to help our communities and fellow man.

L. L., Woodland, CA