Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue
Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is presented by Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue and is designed for the citizen responder. The CERT course prepares and teaches community members to become better prepared for emergencies, how to suppress small fires, assist with medical emergencies, conduct light search & rescue and how to organize people and resources before, during and after a major disaster. There is no fee to attend this program other than your commitment of time and effort.
In the event of a major emergency, the CERT community members may also assist local public safety officials. CERT graduates are registered as Disaster Service Workers and are protected under CA State Worker’s Compensation guidelines while training or assisting during a disaster. The City of Costa Mesa is dedicated to creating a strong CERT program. CERT members meet the 2nd Thursday of every month to practice and learn new skills.
WEEKEND CERT COURSE – Friday to Sunday
September 27, 28 and 29, 2019
Friday evening hours 6-10 pm and both weekend days 8:30 am to 4:30pm
Contact the Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue CERT Coordinator at (714) 327-7406 or email email@example.com to reserve your place in the next Community Emergency Response Team training.
CERT COURSE CONTENT
EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS
Incident Command System (ICS) & Developing a Response Team LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE
Search Techniques & Rescue Methods
COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Disaster Exercise, Exercise Critique and Graduation Ceremony