After six weeks of studying and training, it was really nice to have graduated to being a NERT — not a Nerd — a NERT. NERT stands for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team, which is an auxiliary of the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD).
As mentioned in my previous BLOGs, I completed an 18-month combat, tactical, and strategic training program taught by military, law enforcement, counter-terrorism specialists, and secret service personnel. I completed my training in urban and wilderness survival training programs for winter, water, dessert, and tropical environments. The thing that was lacking in filling out that triangular space in my pie picture was working with the fire department to assist them in triage and fire safety procedures; hence, I joined NERT.
Now, my training profile is complete; and, my next steps are to gain as much knowledge, training, and practice in my entire pie picture; so, I can add value to my community in security, safety, and protection.
I learned a great deal in my NERT training; and, whoever has me on their NERT team in the event of war, civil upheaval, or natural catastrophe won’t regret it.
Well, I have my own network control (HAM calls it, Net Control) that consists of a communications team (I have a team of HAM ops building out a repeater on my premise and registering for a frequency), medical doctor, law enforcement, and helicopter with pilot. All my assets, training, knowledge, and skills will add to any NERT team should I decide to join a NERT team.
/s/ Alfonso Faustino (K6ASF)