Community Emergency Response Team

Following a major disaster, people will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life-sustaining needs. Community Emergency Response Team volunteers learn basic disaster preparedness skills so they can assist others during a disaster.

As a CERT member you learn how to prepare, how to put out small fires, basic disaster first aid and medical triage, conduct search and rescue operations and understand the psychological effect of disasters.


Spring CERT Class is full and registration is now closed. Our next class will be offered in the fall. Email Community Outreach for more information.

March 11 through April  4

6 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

South County Fire Headquarters

Cost is $40.  Participants will receive a course manual as well as a CERT backpack containing basic safety equipment.  Fee is non-refundable and due prior to the first day of class.  Payment details will be provided upon registration. 

Classes meet two times per week, and participants must attend all sessions.

>> More about the CERT program from FEMA