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Community Emergency Response Team


In an emergency, response resources will be stretched thin. 

CERT Fire extinguisher exerciseCERT is a nationally-recognized, positive, and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without this training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the CERT training, citizens learn to:

  • Manage utilities and extinguish small fires
  • Treat three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
  • Understand disaster psychology
  • Provide basic medical aid
  • Search for and rescue victims safely

CERT Classroom training


CERT training is a challenging program that takes place over several days. Each day is packed full of training and information. Please see the CERT schedule for class times and location. You must attend all classes to become certified as CERT trained.





When is the next class?

Join us for our FREE, 7 week program to learn how to prepare yourself, your family, pets, and neighbors in the event of a disaster. In this course, participants will receive training in disaster preparedness, how to build personal and family emergency kits, fire safety and fire suppression, medical operations, light Search & Rescue, terrorism awareness, disaster psychology, and more! 

Thursday Evenings, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
August 24 – October 5, 2017
*Saturday class on October 7th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM  

To register click here or learn more please call (949) 248-3579 or email cert@danapoint.org.

This course is open to all adult residents and teenagers attending with a parent. Classes will be held in Aliso Viejo, Dana Point and Laguna Niguel.