Furgerson’s Garage teams with Encinitas CERT, donates automotive maintenance


Furgerson’s Garage, an Encinitas automotive repair shop, will donate automotive maintenance and reduced repair costs on Encinitas CERT’s (Community Emergency Response Team) retired 1998 Ford ambulance.

The ambulance serves as an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) that when deployed, provides amateur radio communication equipment and supplies for the CERT members. The ERV is also used during promotional events such as the upcoming Oktoberfest and Fall Street Fair.

“All of us at Furgerson’s Garage appreciate the importance of the CERT program in Encinitas,” said Brad Dow, owner of Furgerson’s Garage.

“It takes a considerable amount of dedication for the CERT members to properly prepare for community disasters. Furgerson’s Garage is pleased to donate the periodic maintenance to CERT’s emergency response vehicle, and we are excited to be a part of such a meaningful cause.

Family-owned, operated and AAA approved, Furgerson’s Garage has served the automotive needs of Encinitas residents and neighboring cities since 1981. With nine service bays, workstations equipped with the latest technical information and an up-to-date repair management system, their ASE-certified master technicians and certified service advisers can take care of automotive needs including but not limited to: diagnostics/repair, regular scheduled maintenance, STAR certified smog inspections and tire replacement and repair. Business hour are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early-bird and late dropoffs are available as well as a free local customer shuttle. Call 760-436-3337.

The Encinitas CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The program was initially created by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1986, and has now been established in more than 1,100 communities nationwide. For information on the CERT Program, visit