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Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program


Thank you for your interest in our community preparedness programs. At this time, the CERT program has been reestablished by San Jose City Council and we will be conducting CERT classes in the near future. For any questions please contact our main office at (408) 794-7055. Thank you.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program develops and manages volunteer active in community preparedness prior to, during, and after an emergency. CERT members receive a 20-hour training course in emergency preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and incident management. CERT members have the opportunity for intermediate and advanced training through CERT continuing education classes. CERT training enables residents to prepare themselves, their families, and their neighbors. CERT training enables residents to support the response to and recovery from large-scale, complex emergencies or disasters.