The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to increase individual and community preparedness and self-reliance in the event of man-made or natural disasters.
Many communities across the country have implemented CERT as a preparedness program to assist in the aftermath of an emergency. Individuals are trained in life-saving skills to sustain themselves prior to arrival of emergency services. CERT trained volunteers can also assist local government as Disaster Service Workers when resources are overloaded with emergency response requests.
CERT training encompasses both on-line and hands-on instruction in:
Disaster Medical Operations
Light Search and Rescue
The cities of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente are combining their efforts in CERT training under a Tri-Cities concept.
Tri-Cities CERT training is offered free to the community to those 18 years and older. Training includes both on-line and hands-on participation.
Upon completing the CERT Application below, you will receive information, dates and location and of the next CERT training.
Interested in CERT and want to learn more? Linked below is a free introductory course offered by FEMA. Members of the community interested in participating in online courses and hands on training opportunities, please sign up below.