The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program develops and manages volunteer activity 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.
The City is updating plans and procedures for developing and engaging a CERT program. For any questions please contact our main office at (408) 794-7055. Thank you.