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Community Emergency Response Team

In an emergency, response resources will be stretched thin. 

CERT 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: CERT

  • 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 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?

The first CERT Academy of 2020 was February 28 - March 1, 2020 and there are no additional classes scheduled at this time. If you think you have twenty or more interested residents in your community or organization that would like to attend a CERT Academy and would be willing to host this three day course, please call (949) 248-3583 or email