Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

California CERT's



Name of Program: Nevada County CERT
Geographic Area: Nevada County
Point of Contact: Andrea Straatemeier
Title: Public Health Coordinator
Phone Number: (530) 265-7174
E-mail address: andrea.straatemeier@co.nevada.ca.us
Website address: http://www.mynevadacounty.com


Name of Program: Moreno Valley CERT
Geographic Area: Moreno Valley and Riverside County
Point of Contact: LeAnn M Coletta
Title: CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (951) 413-3800
E-mail address: leannc@moval.org
Website address: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/emergency/cert.shtml
Brief Description: Moreno Valley has trained over 400 individuals in our CERT program, which began in 1998. This exciting training includes disaster medical operations, triage, search and rescue, damage assessment, cribbing and leaveraging techniques, and disaster fire suppression. On the last day of training, students practice rescuing live victims during a disaster exercise. CERT graduates are offered additional classes free such as: CPR and First aid, Emergency Response to Terrorism, and SEMS. Graduates may participate in our city-wide disaster drills and safety fairs. CERT training is $15.00 and graduates receive a CERT backpack, helmet, vest, and certificate. Training sessions are held four times per year, typically Friday night through Sunday. Call (951)413-3800 for more information.


Name of Program: City of El Segundo CERT
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County (Area G)
Point of Contact: Jeffrey R Robinson
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator, TLO
Phone Number: (310) 524-2252
E-mail address: jrobinson@elsegundo.org
Website address: http://www.elsegundo.org/depts/fire/emergency/cert.asp
Brief Description: The City of El Segundo CERT Program follows the national CERT program standards, and works in coordination with the City of Los Angeles to maintain the original standards of the program - to empower the community to be self-reliant, to work safely and efficiently, to be prepared for all hazards, and work in coordination with local government in a disaster.


Name of Program: Sebastopol CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Sebastopol
Point of Contact: John Zanzi
Title: Fire Chief
Phone Number: (707) 823-8061
E-mail address: jzanzi@sonic.net
Brief Description: Provide CERT training to local residences and businesses.


Name of Program: Lookout Office of Emergency Services
Geographic Area: Lookout Fire Protection District/Modoc County
Point of Contact: Johnnie M Rodriguez II
Title: Chairman, Lookout Fire Protection District
Phone Number: (530) 294-5976
E-mail address: jeffersonhomeguard@frontiernet.net
Brief Description: Our office will educate the citizens of our area of operations about disaster preparedness; the hazards that will in the event of an emergency impact our area and will train them in basic disaster response, search and rescue, emergency organization and basic medical operations. Our members will assist other local agencies following an event and will put in motion the apparatus to help support the citizens of the area. Our members will also be encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness in the community.


Name of Program: Contra Costa County CERT Programs
Geographic Area: Contra Costa
Point of Contact: Rick Kovar
Phone Number: (925) 646-4461
E-mail address: rkova@so.cccounty.us
Brief Description: Contra Costa CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a catastophic disaster. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Come get involved.


Name of Program: Compton Unified School District CERT Program
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
Point of Contact: Danny E Battles
Title: Police Sergeant / Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Phone Number: (310) 604-6580 46580
E-mail address: dbattles@compton.k12.ca.us
Brief Description: Train parents and volunteers to respond to the school district during a disaster/emergency. Train all individuals who are interested in the CERT training for their own use.


Name of Program: Avalon CERT/Catalina Island
Geographic Area: Catalina Island
Point of Contact: Burt Lyon
Title: Deputy
Phone Number: (310) 510-2015
E-mail address: belyon@lasd.org
Brief Description: The Avalon CERT is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County's Sheriff's Department and Fire Departments. The CERT members are part of the Sheriff's Department Volunteer Program. A 25 hour CERT training is used to prepare Catalina Island residents to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or disaster. Catalina Island is isolated and residents need to be prepared to take care of themselves during an emergency. CERT training is available to all residents, businesses, and civic groups on Catalina Island.


Name of Program: Belmont - San Carlos CERT (BSC CERT)
Geographic Area: Cities of Belmont & San Carlos
Point of Contact: Patrick Halleran
Title: Sergeant
Phone Number: (650) 595-7400
E-mail address: path@belmont.gov
Website address: http://www.belmont.gov
Brief Description: Belmont - San Carlos CERT is a cooperative effort between the Belmont Police Department, San Carlos Police Department and the Belmont - San Carlos Fire Department to provide training and establish partnerships between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are trained in: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Fire Suppression Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Operations Disaster Psychology/Team Organization Terrorism.


Name of Program: Corte Madera Fire Department CERT Program
Geographic Area: Marin County
Point of Contact: Paul Hager
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone Number: (415) 927-5077
E-mail address: phager@ci.corte-madera@ca.us
Brief Description: CERT Program in Corte Madera is a coordinated and organized by Corte Madera Fire Department. It is a condense 10 hours course which follows FEMA CERT Program. Cost is $30.00 and on completion of course all members received a CERT roll bag containing: one flash light with batteries, a helmet, vest, eye glasses, whistle and a pair of gloves. CERT program covers: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Materials, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Prevention/Suppression, and aDisaster Simulation.


Name of Program: City of Corona Fire Department CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Corona, northwest Riverside County
Point of Contact: Lynn M Mata
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (951) 736-2458
E-mail address: lynn.mata@ci.corona.ca.us
Website address: http://www.discovercorona.com/depts/fire/cert.cfm
Brief Description: The City of Corona Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Team program mission is to increase through training and preparation, the self-sufficiency and survivability of Corona's people, businesses and government, for all foreseeable disasters. The CERT Program is a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching individuals to take care of family and neighbors and to assess hazards after a disaster as part of a trained team. The 30 hour FEMA based course is free to Corona area residents and includes training in; Disaster Preparedness Fire Safety Disaster Medical CPR First Aid Light Search and Rescue Disaster Psychology CERT Organization Terrorism


Name of Program: Villa Park CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County, City of Villa Park
Point of Contact: Ken Domer
Title: City Manager/Emergency Services Director
Phone Number: (714) 998-1500
E-mail address: kdomer@villapark.org
Website address: http://www.villapark.org
Brief Description: The volunteer Villa Park CERT program is a key component of the City of Villa Park Emergency Preparedness and Operations response. Our mission is to provie Villa Park residents and first responsders a quality resource for safety eduction, hazard mitigation, emergency response assistance, and other volunteer efforts.


Name of Program: Redwood City Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Redwood City
Point of Contact: Ernie Gomez
Title: Fire Captain
Phone Number: (650) 780-7400
E-mail address: egomez@redwoodcity.org
Website address: egomez@redwoodcity.org
Brief Description: The Redwood City CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.


Name of Program: Home Emergency Assistance Team (HEAT)
Geographic Area: City of Santa Clara
Point of Contact: John Combs
Title: Fire Captain
Phone Number: (408) 615-4940
E-mail address: Jcombs@ci.santa-clara.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/community/commu_heat.html
Brief Description: The HEAT program began in 1995. Since the program began, hundreds of participants have learned about the City's emergency organization and have received the 20-hour training. The training, which consists of 4 classes, covers safety, awareness, preparation, utility control and fire suppression, basic medical care, damage assessment, light search and rescue, communications, terrorism awareness, and HEAT team management. Each participant receives a student manual, safety helmet and vest, and graduation certificate. The fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple covers the cost of materials. More individuals belonging to schools, churches, businesses, and other community organizations are being assembled to take the HEAT training or are being targeted for training in an attempt to have every neighborhood in the City with a functioning civilian disaster emergency response team.


Name of Program: Topanga CERT
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County Topanga Canyon
Point of Contact: Brad Davis
Phone Number: (310) 455-0673
E-mail address: yoponomo@earthlink.net
Brief Description: Trained to provide disaster aid to residents of Topanga Canyon and the vicinity.


Name of Program: Walnut Creek CERT
Geographic Area: Walnut Creek
Point of Contact: Gayle Vassar
Title: Community Relations Manager
Phone Number: (925) 943-5899 189
E-mail address: vassar@walnut-creek.org
Website address: http://www.walnut-creek.org
Brief Description: The Walnut Creek Citizen Corps Council uses CERT to help residents fulfill the council mission of "Helping Others Help Themselves to Prevent, Prepare and Prevail in the Event of Emergency." In partnership with the City of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa Fire District, Walnut Creek CERT follows the FEMA-approved 20-hour training to teach people basic disaster preparedness, utility control, disaster medicine and light search and rescue. Classes include lectures and hands-on exercises. CERT graduates are given opportunities for continuing education throughout each year, sponsored by the Walnut Creek Citizen Corps Council. Working in coordination with Contra Costa Fire Protection District.


Name of Program: Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities (PANDA)
Geographic Area: Palo Alto
Point of Contact: Barbara R Cimino
Title: Emergency Manager
Phone Number: (650) 617-3197
E-mail address: barbara.cimino@cityofpaloalto.org
Website address: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/oes/panda/index.html
Brief Description: The Palo Alto Fire Department offers the residents of Palo Alto, a program to learn how to help your family, neighborhood and Community during emergencies like earthquakes, fire, or severe weather when professional responders are overwhelmed. PANDA is the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program that provides disaster preparedness and response training for Palo Alto.


Name of Program: Lamorinda CERT
Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
Point of Contact: Michelle Heckle
Title: Commissioner
Phone Number: (510) 520-7012
E-mail address: mheckle@gmail.com
Brief Description: The collective Cities of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda provide Community Emergency Response Training in the Lamorinda area for residents and businesses. CERT neighbors, friends, and family prepare for emergencies BEFORE a disaster strikes. Lamorinda CERT uses a 20-hour FEMA training curriculum, most of which is hands-on! All drill and ongoing training efforts are coordinated between Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Search and Rescue and RACES, Contra Costa County Citizen Corps, and local jurisdictions. For further information, contact Sgt. Ron Ward, Moraga Police Department, 925.376.2515, or Michelle Heckle, City of Lafayette Emergency Preparedness Commission, email: mheckle@gmail.com


Name of Program: North Coast Community Emergency Response Team (NC-CERT)
Geographic Area: Mendocino County, North Coast
Point of Contact: Stacey Weil-Dye
Phone Number: (707) 937-4179
E-mail address: stacey@northcoastcert.org
Website address: http://www.NorthCoastCERT.org
Brief Description: The North Coast of Mendocino County, CA is a remote stretch of jagged coastline and small towns and communities. Given the relative isolation of our region, coupled with the potential for heavy rain, landslides, earthquakes and tsunami, we are preparing for self-reliance in the event of an emergency or disaster.


Name of Program: San Juan Capistrano CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County
Point of Contact: Mike Cantor
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (949) 234-4565
E-mail address: mcantor@sanjuancapistrano.org
Website address: http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org
Brief Description: The City of San Juan Capistrano's CERT program was developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian work force. When an individual has met the needs of his/her family, then he/she is available to assist the City by responding during disaster situations where the number and scope of incidents have overwhelmed the conventional emergency services.


Name of Program: City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Teams
Geographic Area: Cit yof Fremont
Point of Contact: Vic M Valdes
Title: Fire Division Chief
Phone Number: (510) 494-4295
E-mail address: vvaldes@ci.fremont.ca.us
Website address: http://www.FremontCERT.org
Brief Description: Part of the Fremont Citizen Corps Council The City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to help the citizens of Fremont become better prepared to survive and to safely respond to the needs of their families, neighbors and other residents after a major disaster such as an earthquake, terrorist attack, severe storm, or other catastrophic event. Despite our successes, we still have gaps in making our community as disaster resistant as it could potentially be. Our CERT program prepares our citizens to mitigate hazards, survive disasters and to render aid to others as local public safety resources are overwhelmed by the demands of a disaster. By enhancing our public outreach, training and equipment caches for our CERT program, we can truly make Fremont a disaster resistant community. The training is 20 hours long and follows the curriculum established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The training includes instruction on: - Utility control shut-off (gas, water, and electricity) - Small fire extinguishment - Disaster medical aid - Use of Family Radio Service (FRS) radios - Safe removal of trapped victims - Light Search & Rescue techniques - Psychology of disaster response - Disaster response as a team - Hands-on skills training session Upon completion of the CERT course, residents are able to function as a member of trained teams, armed with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to safely help themselves, their families, and their community. After the training, CERT members are invited to join CERT District teams, along with neighborhood teams to help those in need after a disaster. CERT members participate in scheduled drills twice a year to maintain their skills. CERT also offers a variety of continuing education courses.


Name of Program: City of Costa Mesa CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County
Point of Contact: Brenda Emrick
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (714) 327-7406
E-mail address: bemrick@ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Brief Description: The Costa Mesa CERT program is sponsored by the Costa Mesa Fire Department. Three courses are conducted throughout the calendar year- January, May and September. Open to all willing to commit to helping themselves and the community. The team meets monthly for on-going training sessions. All members are Designated Disaster Services Workers. Annual refresher drills are required to maintain DSW status. Various outreach programs in emrgency preparedness are also avaiable.


Name of Program: Loyola Marymount University Community Disaster Education (LMUCDE)
Geographic Area: Westchester / LAX
Point of Contact: Gwen Bolden
Title: Executive Director South Central Los Angeles Citizen Corps Council
Phone Number: (323) 293-6581
E-mail address: gwenbolden@sbcglobal.net
Website address: http://www.lmu.edu/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=9907
Brief Description: The Loyola Marymount University Commuity Disaster Education Program is taught by the Department of Public Safety Disaster Prepardness Unit. It consists of a 20 hour CERT program that follows the FEMA training standards. In addition, it covers disaster prepardeness, mitigation, response and recovery issues and procedures specific to Universities. Please contact Thomas Redmann, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator at 310-338-2893 for more information or to schedule a class. All courses are taught on campus and are free of charge.


Name of Program: LA QUINTA C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: La Quinta and ajoining unicorporated areas
Point of Contact: Chris G Sundlee
Title: Emergency Services Manager
Phone Number: (760) 777-7061
E-mail address: csundlee@la-quinta.org
Website address: http://www.la-quinta.org
Brief Description: Citywide Emergency Response Team to include trained FEMA CERT volunteers, Ham radio operators, first aid/CPR, EOC support, shelter support,SAR, traffic control activities in support of the city during emergency situations.


Name of Program: City of Del Mar - Del Mar CERT.
Geographic Area: San Diego County
Point of Contact: Patrick oneil
Title: CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (858) 755-1522 231
E-mail address: poneil@delmar.ca.us


Name of Program: Palm Springs CERT
Geographic Area: City of Palm Springs
Point of Contact: John Hardcastle
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (760) 323-8185
E-mail address: johnha@ci.palm-springs.ca.us
Website address: http://www.cvema.org
Brief Description: To create a team of trained and coordinated volunteers to enhance City preparedness and response capabilities.


Name of Program: Oak Park CERT
Geographic Area: Ventura County
Point of Contact: Diane Starzak
Phone Number: (818) 889-2361
E-mail address: distarzak@aol.com
Website address: http://www.oakparkupdate.com
Brief Description: 1. Continue to promote CERT training 2. Recruit and Maintain team readiness 3. Promote community preparedness in concert with:schools, churches, local government, emergency responders


Name of Program: Aptos/La Selva Fire CERT
Geographic Area: Aptos, La Selva
Point of Contact: Mike Conrad
Title: Captain
Phone Number: (831) 685-6690
E-mail address: mikec@aptosfire.com
Website address: http://www.aptosfire.com
Brief Description: As Epicenter for the 89 Loma Prieta Earthquake, started program using SFFD program as a model. Provide training to neighborhood groups and business's. Current goal is to get all schools on board.


Name of Program: Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove CERT
Geographic Area: Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove (CSA 107)
Point of Contact: Michelle Roberts
Title: CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (760) 744-2186
E-mail address: michelle-roberts@sbcglobal.net
Brief Description: Neighbors helping neighbors.


Name of Program: City of Coronado CERT
Geographic Area: City of Coronado
Point of Contact: Alan Nowakowski
Title: Fire Division Chief
Phone Number: (619) 522-7378
E-mail address: anowakowski@coronado.ca.us
Brief Description: The Coronado CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that me\ay impact the area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.


Name of Program: ITCC Statewide CERT development Program
Geographic Area: Statewide-Inter-Tribal Council of California
Point of Contact: Linda Amelia
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (916) 973-9581
E-mail address: lindaa@itccinc.org
Brief Description: ITCC's CERT program serves all federally recognized tribes in California to increase the number of tribal CERT trainers and teams in California and focusing on the most underserved tribal nations and will develop a tribal CERT instructor and team database through California tribal nations emergency management council.


Name of Program: Alameda City Fire CERT
Geographic Area: Alameda
Point of Contact: Ricci Zombeck
Title: Capt.
Phone Number: (510) 337-2130
E-mail address: rzombeck@ci.alameda.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/fire/cert.html
Brief Description: The City of Alameda Fire Department provides a 5 class series in basic emergency operations for Alameda citizens and employees of Alameda business. The series provides units in: Personal preparedness Hazard Mitigation Hazardous Materials Awareness Damage Assessment SAR Disaster Medical Ops & Triage CISM Fire Suppression Utility Control The class concludes with a final functional exercise.


Name of Program: ALERT
Geographic Area: Alameda County
Point of Contact: Sandy J Weeks
Title: Disaster Preparedness Fire Department Assistant
Phone Number: (510) 528-5775
E-mail address: sweeks@albanyca.org
Website address: http://www.albanyca.org
Brief Description: This program is to assist the residents of the City of Albany be self-sufficient when a major disaster situation develops. in this program, individuals will learn diasters skills that will help them as members of aneighborhood emergency response team. This will allow them to act independently in their neighborhoods or as an addition to City's emergency services.


Name of Program: Fremont Fire Dept. CERT
Geographic Area: Alameda, City of Fremont
Point of Contact: Vic M Valdes
Title: Fire Division Chief
Phone Number: (510) 494-4295
E-mail address: vvaldes@ci.fremont.ca.us
Brief Description: Fremont CERT is a community disaster preparedness response program working under the guidance of the City of Fremont, Fire Dept. Currently, we have over 18000 active CERT members in 6 district teams.


Name of Program: Citizens of oakland REspond to Emergencies (CORE)
Geographic Area: Alameda, City of Oakland
Point of Contact: Harriet Wright
Title: Emergency Planning Coordinator
Phone Number: (510) 238-3947
E-mail address: hwright@oaklandnet.com
Brief Description: The mission of CORE is to promote the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor and to provide the highest quality emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness and response training.


Name of Program: Livermore CERT training
Geographic Area: Alameda, City of Pleasanton/Livermore
Point of Contact: Tessa Burns
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (925) 454-2317
E-mail address: tburns@lpfire.org
Brief Description: CERT training prepares you to help your family and your neighborhood in the event of an emergency or disaster.


Name of Program: NET training
Geographic Area: Alameda, Dublin, San Leandro and all unincorporated county areas
Point of Contact: Marla Blagg
Title: Emergency Preparedness Manager
Phone Number: (510) 618-3468
E-mail address: marla.blagg@acgov.org
Website address: http://www.acgov.org/fire
Brief Description: Training of organized emergency groups, home owners associations and neighborhoods.


Name of Program: Santa Ana Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Santa Ana, Orange County
Point of Contact: Captain Ben Gonzales
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (714) 647-5732
E-mail address: BGonzales@ci.santa-ana.ca.us
Brief Description: The Santa Ana Fire Department offers its citizens the FEMA Community Emergency Response Team Program. CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. The program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: City of Cupertino (Santa Clara County, CA)
Point of Contact: Marsha Hovey
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 777-3335
E-mail address: CERT@Cupertino.org
Website address: http://www.cupertino.org/emergency
Brief Description: Learn skills that will benefit you for a lifetime! This FEMA CERT program offers training to help you and your family be better prepared to manage emergencies and assist your community's disaster response. The program is designed to be a fun, hands-on learning experience for people of all ages. The course is offered at least five times per year. Graduates become part of a network of over 600 CERT responders who receive refresher training, participate in neighborhood organization and City drills, and provide outreach activities and First Aid stations at local events.CERT responders can also be part of the Cupertino Medical Reserve Corps assisting the community's emergency medical needs during disasters. Working closely with Cupertino Amateur Radio Emergency Services, CERT members make a difference in their community every day!


Name of Program: Cypress Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Cypress
Point of Contact: Denise Davis
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (714) 229-6625
E-mail address: DDavis@ci.cypress.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us
Brief Description: The Cypress Police Department offers the FEMA CERT program to the community on a quarterly basis. The course is six weeks long, meeting one night weekly. The program is taught by trained Cypress Police personnel and firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority. The training consists of disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. The CERT program is an effort to teach residents, businesses and schools to be self sufficient when a disaster strikes.


Name of Program: Culver City Community Response
Geographic Area: Culver City, California
Point of Contact: Erik Mayer
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (310) 253-5900
E-mail address: CCCERT@aol.com
Website address: http://members.aol.com/cccert/index.htm
Brief Description: The Culver City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides volunteer assistance to the Culver City community under the direction of the Culver City Fire Department in case of an earthquake, other disaster or major emergency. Training consists of a 17-1/2 hour course and is open to anyone living or working in Culver City. There is also monthly supplemental training and drills including Y2K Preparedness, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Hazardous Materials Response, Sandbag Operations, Incident Command System, First Aid, CPR, and HAM Radio.


Name of Program: El Cerrito & Kensington NEAT
Geographic Area: Contra Costa County, El Cerrito
Point of Contact: David R Gibson
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone Number: (510) 215-4450
E-mail address: dgibson@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Website address: http://www.el-cerrito.org/fire/neat.html
Brief Description: Utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum, this program is designed to assist the residents of El Cerrito and Kensington to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster. In this program, individuals will learn an array of disaster skills that will empower them as members of a neighborhood emergency assistance team to act independently in their neighborhoods or as an addition to the communities� emergency services.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Alameda, Hayward
Point of Contact: Paul Valencia
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (510) 583-4950
E-mail address: paul.valencia@ci.hawyard.ca.us


Name of Program: Apple Valley C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Point of Contact: Cindy Serrano
Phone Number: (760) 247-7618
E-mail address: cserrano@applevalleyfd.com
Brief Description: Apple Valley Fire District offers a FEMA-certified C.E.R.T. course on behalf of the Town of Apple Valley. The course can be tailored for residents and/or businesses. The 24-hour course includes First Aid, CPR, disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, team organization, terrorism/hazardous materials, fire suppression, triage, light search and rescue, and course review and simulation. The Apple Valley C.E.R.T. program is growing each year -- join the team!


Name of Program: Aptos/La Selva Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Aptos, California
Point of Contact: Captain Mike Conrad
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 685-6690
E-mail address: mikec@aptosfire.com
Website address: http://aptosfire.com
Brief Description: A 20 hour neighborhood based CERT program. Follows standards set by SFFD and LAFD. CERT works directly with fire department within the ICS system.


Name of Program: BVS/CERT
Geographic Area: Bear Valley Springs, California
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (661) 821-5205
E-mail address: bvsgolden@tminet.com
Brief Description: Bear Valley Springs is located in the Tehachapi mountains 2 hours north of Los Angeles. In the event of an area wide disaster we will be isolated for some time. With this in mind the BVCSD formed a Disaster Council in 1995. The council successfully launched a CERT program in early 2002 using all volunteer instructors from retired first responders and medical professionals. The goal is to train and support six twenty member teams.


Name of Program: Benicia Emergency Response Team (BERT)
Geographic Area: Benicia, CA
Point of Contact: Gene Gantt
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (707) 746-4275
E-mail address: ggantt@ci.benicia.ca.us
Website address: http://www.beniciaccc.org
Brief Description: City-wide training and education program for all residents of the community. Trained members are placed into geographical teams where they work with the city's EOC and emergency responders in a city-wide event.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Calaveras County
Point of Contact: Pat Kelley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (209) 533-1513
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: A class location was obtained. However, after discussion with the county OES, Clay Hawkins, it was determined that it was too late in the year to conduct a course because of the holidays and likely a high non-attendance would result. The first class has been scheduled to start February 19th, 2004. Class supplies have already been purchased. The next years budget was developed and submitted. The final invoice will be received by February 3rd. It will include the other two counties, Amador and Tuolumne.


Name of Program: Chula Vista CERT
Geographic Area: Chula Vista (Southern) California
Point of Contact: Carlos C. Bejar
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 476-2303
E-mail address: cbejar@ci.chula-vista.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/City_Services/Public_Safety/Fire_Department/About_CVFD/emergency.asp
Brief Description: Chula Vista is the second largest City in San Diego County with over 200,000 residents. One of the largest 200 Cities in the US. The CERT program is brand new and it looks to train ten teams with 12 persons each per year. At completion it is expected to have a budget of over $200,000 dollars per year. The program will be multicultural taking into account the City's demographics and diverse cultural backgrounds. All Citizens, business and City employees are encouraged in participating in this critical element of the Local Emergency response Plan. Chula Vista CERT will be a local 501c-3 non for proffit organization with direct community ownership and participation.


Name of Program: Campbell CERT
Geographic Area: City of Campbell
Point of Contact: Jon Hackley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 871-5115
E-mail address: jhackley@ci.campbell.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/
Brief Description: The Campbell CERT program is a joint effort between the Campbell Police Department and the Santa Clara County Fire Department. CERT training is designed to prepare citizens to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. CERT training is availabel to all residents, businesses, and civic groups in Campbell.


Name of Program: City of Downey Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Southern California
Point of Contact: Brenda Emrick
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (562) 904-7349
E-mail address: brenda.emrick@areaefire.org
Brief Description: The City of Downey Fire Department will host the next CERT class in May 2004. For More information please contact the Emergency Preparedness Division at (562) 904-7349. CERT is for anyone (over 18) and has an interest in helping the community. Join us!!!


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: City of Los Altos
Point of Contact: John Korges
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 947-2681
E-mail address: john.korges@ci.los-altos.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us
Brief Description: A 20-hour course offers training to help you and your family be better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies. The course is open to all Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents. Registration forms are available at the Los Altos Police Department, One North San Antonio Rd. The January course deadline for registration is January 1, 2003. For more information contact Agent John Korges.


Name of Program: Fontana CERT Program
Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Fontana
Point of Contact: Chris Tronaas
Phone Number: (909) 350-7778
E-mail address: ctronaas@fontana.org
Website address: http://www.fontana.org/police
Brief Description: The Fontana Police Department now offers training in CERT skills to it's citizens. The cirriculum is the FEMA certified 20 hour CERT course. You will learn emergency prepardness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and about terrorism threats. The class ends with a disaster drill simulation. Register by contacting Launa Koland at (909) 350-7756.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: San Bernadino County
Point of Contact: Dennis L. West
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (909) 356-3987
E-mail address: dwest@firesbcounty.gov
Brief Description: A main objective of CCAC was to train enough new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train the Trainers (TTT) to meet the current and expected needs of the OA and create a cache of instructor's that would be available to assist the Cities/Town/County with CERT Training within the Operational Area. A training sub committee was established to meet this objective. This sub committee met on a regular basis and held its first TTT Class of mostly first responders on July 8-10, 2003, with a second class October 20-23, 2003, conducted by the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSERV) for a total of 70 students receiving Train the Trainer certificates. However it should be noted that a few of the students were from surrounding counties and may not be available to the OA. Key Accomplishments and Best Practices Currently there are eight (8) Cities/Towns that have established Citizen Corps Councils/CERT Team programs with two additional cities creating their programs. Due to the recent Old/Grand Prix Fire Disasters the fourth quarter report will not have a lot of hard numbers to report, these incidents have consumed many staff hours that would have been otherwise spent on the Grant Program. During the recent Old/Grand Prix Fires one (1) of our cities used their CERT trained members to patrol the Grand Prix Fire perimeter within their city and the CERT members extinguished several spot fires caused by falling ash. Highlights of CERT Teams In Preparedness and Response Activities: It is our plan to purchase the student CERT Emergency Response Kits: Backpack, helmet, vest, chin strap and student/instructor manuals by early January 2004, for a middle of February 2004 delivery. Once we have the kits in place we will move forward with the CERT training at the Community level.


Name of Program: Rancho Santa Fe CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (858) 756-5971
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Website address: http://www.rsf-fire.org
Brief Description: CERT program encompassing 42 square mile fire district, approx. 15,000 population. Curriculum covers entire FEMA guidelines.


Name of Program: SBC IT Business Continuity CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego, San Diego
Point of Contact: Tim Bonno
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (314) 235-9090
E-mail address: tb8851@sbc.com
Website address: http://www.sbc.com
Brief Description: SBC is one of the most respected telecommunications companies in the world. To supplement our internal business continuity initiatives, we have partnered with the City of San Diego's Fire-Rescue Department and trained 20 local SBC managers in CERT.


Name of Program: City of Woodland/Woodland Fire Department
Geographic Area: Yolo County, City of Woodland
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (530) 661-5860
E-mail address: CERT@cityofwoodland.org
Website address: http://www.cityofwoodland.org/fire/cert/
Brief Description: The CERT program in Woodland, CA. teaches valuable emergency skills in emergency preparedness, emergency scene management, first-aid, basic fire suppression, and disaster psychology. In addition, the Woodland CERT program is the host for the Yolo County Train-the Trainer classes, which are offered throughout Yolo County.


Name of Program: Yuba County CERT
Geographic Area: Yuba County
Point of Contact: Jolene Spence
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone Number: (530) 749-7520
E-mail address: jspence@co.yuba.ca.us
Brief Description: The Yuba County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was developed to assist communities with taking care of themselves in the aftermath of a major disaster. During a disaster, the number if incidents can overwhelm emergency services. The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Colorado


Name of Program: Moreno Valley CERT
Geographic Area: Moreno Valley, City of Moreno Valley
Point of Contact: LeAnn M Coletta
Title: Volunteer / Disaster Services Program Manager
Phone Number: (951) 413-3809
E-mail address: leannc@moval.org
Website address: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/emergency/cert.shtml
Brief Description: Moreno Valley CERT began on September 30, 1998. Since then, we have offered training four to six times per year. By far, the favorite part of the training is the final disaster exercise. CERT members conduct search and rescue for live victims who are moulaged with simulated injuries. CERT members utilize triage techniques; perform victim extrication; manage the treatment area; and provide treatment. To improve their skills, CERT members are invited to attend additional training provided to graduates free of charge by our Disaster Services Training Center. They are: Emergency Response to Terrorism; CPR and First Aid; Automated External Defribrillator; NIMS/ICS/SEMS; Blood Borne Pathogens; and Moulage Simulation Techniquesl. Graduates are invited to participate in citywide disaster exercises and safety fairs. CERT training is $15.00 and graduates receive a backpack, hard hat, vest, flashlight, gloves, goggles and certificate.


Name of Program: South County Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness (SCNDPP)
Geographic Area: City of Morgan Hill and Southern unincorpated area Santa Clara County, CA
Point of Contact: Paul Staudenmaier
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 776-1225
E-mail address: paulj@garlic.com
Website address: http://www.garlic.com/~scndpp
Brief Description: The South County Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness project in conjunction with the Morgan Hill Police Department and Santa Clara County Offices of Emergency Services has been created to encourage citizens to prepare themselves, their families, their neighborhood for a major disaster. Our primary goal is to educate families and neighborhoods to respond and function independently of outside services for the first five days following a major disaster. This goal is being accomplished by organizing our neighborhoods into coordinated disaster teams that will be activated when the city and county emergency services are unable to respond to all the immediate needs of its citizens following a major disaster.


Name of Program: San Diego East County CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego, El Cajon
Point of Contact: Monica Zech
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 441-1615
E-mail address: mzech@ci.el-cajon.ca.us
Website address: http://www.elcajonfire.com
Brief Description: Servicing East County areas of San Diego County. A combined agency sponsored program by the Fire Departments of El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. Providing the community life saving skills in the event of natural or man made disaster.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego and Imperial Counties, California
Point of Contact: Jim Yoke
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 542-7608
E-mail address: yoke@sdarc.org
Website address: http://www.sdarc.org
Brief Description: Our American Red Cross chapter does not host any CERT programs or teams, but we are the lead agency in the two counties advocating for the implementation of CERT by local fire departments, the lead agency assisting them by providing trained CERT instructors, and by collaboratively providing the whole array of Red Cross training expertise and resources.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Tulare County, Porterville
Point of Contact: Ken D Iiams
Title: Project Coordinator
Phone Number: (559) 732-6436
E-mail address: kiiams@ourredcross.org
Website address: http://www.t-kcert.org
Brief Description: Educate the citizens of Lindsay about disaster preparedness and we train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using the training, CERT member can assit others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.


Name of Program: Modoc County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Modoc County
Point of Contact: Nancy Ballard
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (530) 233-4416
E-mail address: nballard@modoccounty.us
Brief Description: A comprehensive and educational program being developed at this time.


Name of Program: Fullerton Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County
Point of Contact: Tom Schultz
Title: Training Captain
Phone Number: (714) 447-1454
E-mail address: TomSc@fullertonfire.org
Brief Description: The Fullerton Fire Department CERT program provides training to local citizens on what to do in the event of a major emergency. Furthermore the program shows citizens how to assist emergency workers at an emergency.


Name of Program: Neighborhood Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Monterey County
Point of Contact: Rick Rodewald
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 646-3908
E-mail address: Rodewald@ci.monterey.ca.us
Website address: http://www.monterey.org/fire/nert/index.html
Brief Description: The main goal of the NERT program is to help the citizens of Monterey to be self-sufficient in a major disaster by developing multi-functional teams that are cross trained in basic skills. After completing this program, you will be able to function as a member of a team or as a leader of on site volunteers.


Name of Program: Napa Valley CERT
Geographic Area: Napa County
Point of Contact: Firefighter/Instructor Mike McClure
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (707) 642-247
E-mail address: firec@ci.american-canyon.ca.us
Website address: http://www.napavalleycert.com
Brief Description: The Napa Valley CERT program is JPA between the Napa Valley College Public Safety Dept. and the cities/towns of American Canyon, Napa & Calistoga to teach the FEMA-based program to the residents of the Napa County on a no-cost basis. Academys are offered 12 times a year with graduate students receiving 4 -5 "sustainment" or on-going training sessions annually. Since 2001, the program has provided instruction to 700 students. The entire program has been funded with state and federal grants.


Name of Program: CERT San Diego
Geographic Area: San Diego, CA
Point of Contact: Barbara Ayers
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 533-3075
E-mail address: cert@sandiego.gov
Website address: http://www.certsandiego.org
Brief Description: At CERT San Diego, our goal is to develop CERT teams throughout the City-- roughly half of San Diego county. We offer interactive six week hands-on CERT training academies, fast-tracked academies with an online component and continuing education for CERT grads including helicopter training and ham radio team development. San Diego Fire-Rescue uniformed personnel teach CERT academies at the regional public safety training institute where firefighters and paramedics train. We empower CERT teams at the local level-- our teams hold their own meetings and drills inside the communities they serve. We seek partnership with community groups, businesses, volunteers and ham radio operators to offer support in time of need. We currently have CERT San Diego teams in Scripps Ranch, Navajo, Tierrasanta, Mid City, North Inland, North City, Beach area, Southeast San Diego and other communities. CERT San Diego is a lead agency to the county offering the region's only full time CERT Program Manager. We are members and collaborators on the CERT Council of San Diego County and all regional agencies and jurisdictions.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Tuolumne County
Point of Contact: Judy Halling
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (209) 533-1397
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Another class has been established and will begin on February 23rd. Supplies are already present for this class. The next years budget was developed and submitted. The final invoice will be received by February 3rd. It will include the other two counties Amador and Calaveras.


Name of Program: City of Marysville CERT
Geographic Area: Yuba County, Marysville
Point of Contact: Lynda Cummings
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (530) 749-3900
E-mail address: lyndac@marysville.ca.us
Brief Description: Our CERT program is up and running with our first graduating class of 17 students. The next training session will be in October 2004, and is limited to 18 people. If you would like to participate, you may pick up an application at the Marysville Police Department.


Name of Program: Thousand Oaks D.A.R.T. - Disaster Assistance Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County
Point of Contact: John Heeg
Phone Number: (805) 947-8297
E-mail address: chairman@todart.org
Website address: http://www.todart.org
Brief Description: "Neighbors Helping Neighbors!" is the motto of this team founded in 1993. Our Mission Statement consists of two goals. First, is to train and maintain a team of volunteers able to respond to all types of disasters and other needs of its community. Second, is to educate the community to be prepared to handle disasters and other emergencies on their own. The team consists of approximately 45 active volunteers that have completed the CERT program and have received additional DART Core Training and Certification in the following areas: 1. Radio Communications 2. Traffic and Crowd Control 3. Hazardous Material Awareness 4. First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer 5. ACT 20 Safety Assessment 6. Media and PIO Operations 7. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing 8. Incident Command System All training is provided through Thousand Oaks DART at no cost and CERT is a prerequisite. All members are registered as Disaster Service Workers (DSW) through the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the State of California Office of Emergency Services. Each member has received a background check through the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and has received a DSW identification card from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services.


Name of Program: Pajaro Valley Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Geographic Area: Pajaro Valley encompassing South Santa Cruz and North Monterey Counties
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 763-4181
E-mail address: pajarovalleycert@hotmail.com
Website address: http://geocities.com/pvcert
Brief Description: Pajaro Valley C.E.R.T. is a community benefit project of the Watsonville Police Department and the volunteers of the Watsonville Police Community Posse. Co-operating agencies and organizations participating in planning and training include Watsonville Fire Department, Watsonville Community Hospital, Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office and Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County. The Pajaro Valley C.E.R.T. program is managed by a steering committee made up of representatives of these agencies as well as representatives of the school district and the community at large. Training sessions consist of four evening classes and one full Saturday class for a total of approximately 18 hours. Class size is limited to approx- imately 15 participants per session. The C.E.R.T. 2000 sessions will train in excess of 90 community volunteers. A special emphasis is placed on earthquake preparedness, since Watsonville was severely impacted by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Pajaro Valley C.E.R.T. is funded in part by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and the Watsonville Police Community Posse.


Name of Program: Palm Spring CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Springs, CA
Point of Contact: John Hardcastle
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 323-8185
E-mail address: john.hardcastle@palmsprings-ca.gov
Brief Description: Basic classes are held three times a year in cooperation with the Coachella Valley Emergency Managers Association. Ongoing coordination and trianing is done on a monthly basis with local residents. The goal of our program is to increase community awareness and build volunteer response teams that will enhance the City's response to disaster.


Name of Program: P.A.N.D.A. Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities
Geographic Area: Palo Alto
Point of Contact: Barbara R. Cimino
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 617-3197
E-mail address: oes.@cityofpaloalto.org
Website address: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/emergencies
Brief Description: The Palo Alto Fire Department offers the residents of Palo Alto a program to learn how to help your family, neighborhood and community during emergencies like earthquakes, fire or severe weather. P.A.N.D.A., Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities, is the training program that provides disaster preparedness and response for Palo Alto.


Name of Program: Placer County CERT
Geographic Area: Placer County
Point of Contact: Mary Lou Pierce Pierce
Title: Emergency Preparedness Manager
Phone Number: (916) 774-5837
E-mail address: mpierce@roseville.ca.us
Brief Description: Currently Community Response Tams are being formed in the cities of Roseville and Lincoln. for further information contact POC above.


Name of Program: Lucerne Valley Disaster Preparedness Council
Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Lucerne Valley
Point of Contact: Barbara LaGrange
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 248-6777
E-mail address: balag@sisp.net
Brief Description: The Disaster Preparedness Council's CERT program is a joint effort between the local fire department and the County's Office of Emergency Services. By providing training for volunteer support teams, it is designed to prepare citizens to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster.


Name of Program: Morongo Valley CERT
Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Morongo Valley
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 363-6211
E-mail address: MVFDCGH@AOL.Com


Name of Program: Citizen Corps Council of Humboldt
Geographic Area: Humboldt County
Point of Contact: Barbara Caldwell
Title: Executive Director, American Red Cross
Phone Number: (707) 443-4521
E-mail address: humboldtredcross@pacbell.net
Brief Description: The CCCH oversees training of citizens in Humboldt County through the CERT program. The focus of training since 2003 has been rural and isolated communities.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Contra Costa County, Rodeo & Hercules (Bay Area)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (510) 799-4561
E-mail address: boyles@rhfd.org
Website address: http://www.rhfd.org
Brief Description: The Rodeo-Hercules Fire District offers the FEMA CERT Program to community members free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Nevada County
Point of Contact: Tom Coburn
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (530) 273-2238
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Western Nevada County Chapter of the American Red Cross is coordinating the CERT Program for Nevada County. We had three (3) instructors trained at the May T-T-T program in Roseville and are in the process of re-creating materials, disseminating CERT information and working toward the first CERT Team training. We have had several community information meetings with interested community groups and neighborhood associations. Our first class of approximately 30 participants will commence on October 30th in Lake Wildwood. We have at least two other groups interested in starting a training program.


Name of Program: CERT-MORGAN HILL
Geographic Area: Santa Clara County, City of Morgan Hill
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 776-7310
E-mail address: bkelley@pd.morgan-hill.ca.gov
Website address: http://morgan-hill.ca.gov
Brief Description: The Office of Emergency Services offers CERT classes and regular refresher training in both English and Spanish for community members of South Santa Clara County. There is no fee to attend. There is no requirement of physical fitness. People of all ages and physical abilities will benefit greatly from this information. Youth 11+ are permitted to attend as well. Students are encouraged to take the classes in sequence, but are not required to attend every class. However, only CERT graduates are eligible for emergency, disaster or community assistance deployments. Makeup classes are available in nearby cities. The Office of Emergency Services works closely with The South County Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Project (SCNDPP), a non-profit agency which has been training citizens, schools and businesses in the South County to be self-sufficient in the event of disaster since 1996. If you wish to contact or help support the SCNDPP, please contact Paul Staudenmaier, Chairman, at 408-776-1225; paulj@garlic.com.


Name of Program: La Honda Fire CERT
Geographic Area: San Mateo County, La Honda
Point of Contact: Lary Lawson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 747-0381
E-mail address: larylawson@earthlink.net
Website address: http://www.lahondafire.org
Brief Description: La Honda NEST provides a broad range of emergency services to the local community and in support of the volunteer fire fighters.


Name of Program: Huntington Beach CERT
Geographic Area: Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
Point of Contact: Gloria Morrison
Title: Emerency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (714) 536-5980
E-mail address: gmorrison@surfcity-hb.org
Website address: http://HB-CERT.org
Brief Description: Huntington Beach CERT was formed in 1991 following a tornado that struck 2 of the 133 (1/2-mile square) districts in the City. The City Police and Fire were heavily impacted and would have had been severely stretched had damage been more widespread. It was concluded that if every neighborhood, school, and business were to become self-sufficient and able to properly respond to a disaster, the overall public safety response would be faster, more efficient, and allow the City disaster responders to focus on the most urgent issues. Now, each neighborhood, school, and business in Huntington Beach is invited to a yearly disaster preparedness series consisting of 8 classes encompassing 32 hours of hands-on activities that teach: (1) Disaster Preparedness; (2) First Aid/Triage; (3) Light Search & Rescue; (4) Damage Assessment, Security and Communications; (5) CPR; (6) Care & Shelter/Mental Health; (7) Fire Safety/Fire Extinguisher Use/Hazard Mitigation; (8) How to Manage your Disaster Team. Once CERT volunteers graduate, they become City volunteers who help in the EOC, the field, and whereever help is needed in a disaster. CERT graduates are trained to care for their family, their neighborhood, and then respond to help the City recover from emergencies. In 1997, during El Nino winter storms, 110 CERT volunteers responded and sandbagged for three months prior to the storms for 5,527 disabled and elderly residents. CERT is a great program and Huntington Beach recommends that every family participate in the CERT Program and complete all the available training. For further information contact: Glorria Morrison Huntington Beach EOC 714-536-5980


Name of Program: Del Norte County CERT
Geographic Area: Del Norte County, Crescent City
Point of Contact: Charles Harwick
Phone Number: (707) 464-2277
E-mail address: redcross@delnorteredcross.org
Website address: http://delnorteredcross.org
Brief Description: Currently we have trained 50 team members throughout the Del Norte community to assist the first responders should the need ever arise.


Name of Program: El Dorado County Sheriff OES
Geographic Area: El Dorado
Point of Contact: Todd Crawford
Title: Deputy
Phone Number: (530) 621-5895
E-mail address: edcoes@edso.org
Website address: http://www.edso.org
Brief Description: CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of the neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills with a 22 hour course of instruction. Cert members are then intergrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.


Name of Program: Fresno Citizen Corps - City Fresno Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Fresno Area - Central Valley
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (559) 621-7902
E-mail address: CitizenCoros@ci.fresno.ca.us
Website address: http://www.fresnocitizencorps.org
Brief Description: CERT Program now in Development. Certified trainers are currently localizing 18 hour standardized program. We plan on training over three weekends per month. Three hundred CERT members will be trained in 2003. Contact Fresno Citizen Corps for upcoming training dates.


Name of Program: Citizen Corps Council of Humboldt
Geographic Area: Humboldt County, Humboldt Operational Area
Point of Contact: John Gladding
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (707) 443-4521
E-mail address: humboldtredcross@pacbell.net
Brief Description: To train Humboldt County residents in CERT- especially those communities that are rural and isolated.


Name of Program: Tulare/Kings CERT
Geographic Area: Visalia County
Point of Contact: Kevin Mullin
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (559) 732-6436
E-mail address: kmullin@ourredcross.org
Brief Description: CERT program graduates are an integral part of emergeny preparedness and response in their area. CERT volunteers have the training to: provide immediate assitance to victims. organize spontaneiour volunteers at an emergency or disaster site. Give ctitical support to First REsponders. Respond to an emergency call-out to provide help in their area.


Name of Program: West Hollywood CERT - an outgrowth of the West Hollywood's Disaster Volunteer Corps
Geographic Area: West Hollywood, City of West Hollywood
Point of Contact: Shirley Berry
Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone Number: (323) 848-6580
E-mail address: sberry@weho.org
Website address: http://www.weho.org
Brief Description: "CERT classes are held every fall and spring. There are plans for quarterly drills, including both in-house and with neighboring cities. Instructors consist of City staff, LA County Fire Department personnel, community members, and volunteers."


Name of Program: Anaheim CERT Program
Geographic Area: Orange county, Anaheim
Point of Contact: Ellen Lopez
Title: Disaster Preparedness Manager
Phone Number: (714) 765-6950
E-mail address: CERT@anaheim.net
Website address: http://www.anaheim.net/newdisasterprep
Brief Description: Anaheim CERT offers the FEMA CERT Program to the Community free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and Disaster Simulation. The program is presented by staff from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and is supplemented by in-class discussion and practical application sessions. The CERT Program is designed to prepare citizens for the first 24-96 hours following a disaster when traditional resources are either limited or unavailable. The CERT program is a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents to be self-sufficient when a disaster occurs.


Name of Program: City of Costa Mesa
Geographic Area: Orange County, Costa Mesa
Point of Contact: Brenda Emrick
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (714) 327-7406
E-mail address: bemrick@ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
Brief Description: The Costa Mesa CERT program needs you! All (over 18) are welcome to participate.Residency not required. Join us for a workday (3 eight-hour sessions during the week)program this July-Call for details. Next Saturday class is scheduled for September 10, 17 & 24. No cost!


Name of Program: Pacific Grove CERT Program
Geographic Area: Monterey County Operational Area, Pacific Grove
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 648-3110
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Website address: http://www.pgfire.com
Brief Description: Currently the Pacific Grove Fire Department teaches the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The CERT program is designed to help prepare yourself, your family, and your community in the event of a major catastrophic disaster. The primary focus of the course is safety and being self prepared in the event of large scale emergencies. The twenty hour CERT course covers topics in disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, hazerdous materials, terrorism, disaster first aid, fire suppression, and extinguisher use. Individuals within the community taking the CERT class upon completion will be able to effectively multi-task and mitigate situations while working as a multifunctional response team. The CERT course is offered free of charge to anyone, and is sponsored by the Monterey County Office Of Emergency Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. The Pacific Grove Fire Department is currently the CERT project manager for the Monterey County Operational Area. Departments participating in the CERT program include Carmel Fire Department, Carmel Valley Fire District, Carmel Highlands - CDF, Seaside Fire Department, and Monterey Fire Department.


Name of Program: City of Garden Grove CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County, Garden Grove
Point of Contact: Jeff Spargur
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (714) 741-5634
E-mail address: jspargur@garden-grove.org
Brief Description: We have completed our first CERT Class and are in the middle of our second class. Our objective is to train citizen to help the city in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: University of California Irvine Campus Search and Rescue (UCICSAR)
Geographic Area: Orange County, Irvine
Point of Contact: Linda M. Bogue
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (949) 824-7147
E-mail address: LBogue@uci.edu
Website address: http://www.ehs.uci.edu/em/csar/index.htm
Brief Description: (Please see FAQ at website shown above.) CSAR is an all volunteer opportunity for faculty and staff to improve preparedness and response capabilities at work, home and in their communities. CSAR members will be activated and used to perform CERT activites such as light SAR, triage, disaster first aid and other tasks as needed if the campus sustains a large scale emergency.


Name of Program: Long Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Long Beach
Point of Contact: Will Nash
Title: Firefighter/CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (562) 570-2516
E-mail address: Will_Nash@longbeach.gov
Website address: http://www.longbeach.gov/fire
Brief Description: The Long Beach CERT program follows the 20-hour FEMA guidelines. Our goal is to educate the citizens within our community about the appropriate steps they can take to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors. We offer CERT several times throughout the year and conduct all of our training at the Long Beach Fire Department Training Center. The course is offered one night a week for six consecutive weeks.


Name of Program: Encinitas CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County, Encinitas
Point of Contact: Joe Bunn
Title: Division Chief
Phone Number: (760) 633-2800
E-mail address: jbunn@ci.encinitas.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.encinitas.ca.us/Resident/Community/CERT/
Brief Description: Encinitas' CERT program has adopted FEMA's training curriculum. The primary objective of the program is to teach Encinitas residents basic emergency skills and educate them so that they can effectively respond to disasters as a part of a neighborhood team.


Name of Program: Imperial Beach CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County, Imperial Beach
Point of Contact: Captain John French
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 423-8223
E-mail address: jfrench@cityofib.org


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Shasta County, California
Point of Contact: Jim Pope
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (530) 245-6165
E-mail address: sburlison@co.shasta.ca.us
Brief Description: The Shasta County CERT program is a joint effort between teh CA dept. of Forestry and American Medical REsponse. CERT training is designed to prepare citizens to help themselves, their families, their neighbors, and communities in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. CERT training is available to all Sheriff's Office Citizen Volunteers and soon to be expanded to all residents, businesses, and civic groups in Shasta County.


Name of Program: Sierra County CERT
Geographic Area: Sierra County
Point of Contact: Lee Brown
Title: County OES Coordiantor
Phone Number: (530) 289-3201
E-mail address: tbeals@sierracounty.ws
Website address: http://www.sierracounty.ws
Brief Description: Currently training volunteers and compiling equipment necessary for preparedness.


Name of Program: Santa Clarita CERT
Geographic Area: Santa Clarita, California
Point of Contact: Donna Nuzzi
Title: Emergency Services Supervisor
Phone Number: (661) 286-4093
E-mail address: dnuzzi@santa-clarita.com
Website address: http://www.santa-clarita.com
Brief Description: The City of Santa Clarita Community Emergency Response Team program is designed to help our families, neighborhoods, schools, and business prepare for effective emergency response through training and preplanning. Santa Clarita CERT began in 1997, and over 470 people have been trained in the program. The program is conducted 4 times within the year. Participants attend a total of six consecutive weekly classes. Each session is approximately three hours in length. Participant demographics include 30% from education, 25% from the senior community, 20% from the business community, and 25% from the community at large. Classes include lecture, videos and interactve particpation and skills assessment. The program fee is $30.00, and it includes the text, and all safety equipment necessary to complete certification. Santa Clarita CERT is under the leadership of the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles Fire Department. The CERT level one course includes disaster preparedness, incident command, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology, and team leadership. The final session concludes with a disaster simulation. The CERT level two program includes modules on traffic coordination, critical incident stress managment,and animal preparedness. Members also particpate in the annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo.


Name of Program: Santa Cruz County Fire CERT
Geographic Area: Santa Cruz County, Corralitos
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 420-5280
E-mail address: btaylor@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us
Website address: http://santacruzcountycert.org
Brief Description: Santa Cruz City Fire Departrment's CERT program, in existence since october of 1996, teaches the FEMA curriculum to the general public, community groups ,schools and businesses in the City of Santa Cruz. We are a bi-lingual program with the ability to present classes in Spanish as well as English.


Name of Program: CERPP Citizen Emergency Respons Preparedness Program
Geographic Area: Woodside California
Point of Contact: Gaylynne Mann
Phone Number: (650) 851-1594
E-mail address: gmann@woodsidefire.org
Website address: http://www.CERPP.org
Brief Description: CERPP is a community based program supported by the Town of Portola Valley, Town of Woodside, and the Woodside Fire Protection District. Courses in CPR, First Aid, Emergency Responder, Light Search and Rescue, and Fire Suppression are offered free to residents living in the jurisdiction of the fire protection district. Field exercises are conducted on an annual basis as well as exercising skills and training of disaster mitigation.


Name of Program: FELTON FIRE PROTECTIO DISTRICT
Geographic Area: FELTON/ Does not include ZAYANTE-LOMPICO AREA
Point of Contact: RAY SOLER
Title: CAPTAIN/ Disaster Preparedness Officer
Phone Number: (831) 335-4422
E-mail address: felcap07@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.feltonfire.com
Brief Description: Startup program with the goal of having as many residents of the FELTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT trained in CERTs, and forming as many Teams as possible.


Name of Program: Ventura County Citizen Corps Council
Geographic Area: Ventura County, CA
Point of Contact: Laura Hernandez
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 654-2552
E-mail address: laura.hernandez@mail.co.ventura.ca.us
Website address: http://fire.countyofventura.org
Brief Description: Regional all-hazard citizen volunteer emergency service organization. Members include: CERT, DART, RACES, law enforcement, fire services, emergency management, emergency medical services, volunteer organizations, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, the private sector, as well as elected offical and community leaders.


Name of Program: Thousand Oaks CERT
Geographic Area: Ventura County, City of Thousand Oaks
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 449-2453
E-mail address: gwatts@toaks.org
Website address: http://www.toaks.org/living/disaster/cert.asp
Brief Description: Thousand Oaks CERT Sponsoring agencies: City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Fire Department Grahame Watts Phone: (805) 449-2453 Email: gwatts@toaks.org Web: http://www.toaks.org/living/disaster/cert.asp The Thousand Oaks CERT Program was established in March 2005 with its first class of a six week session that included 30 registered students/residents. A second session of classes has been scheduled for August 2005. The program is a joint effort between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Ventura County Fire Department. Fire Captain Brian Dilley is the instructor and all the classes are held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The classes focus on emergency preparedness, fire safety,emergency medical operations, basic first aid and triage, search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, team organization and a disaster simulation. CERT graduates receive a manual with disaster tips and rescue information, a CERT vest, DSW badge and certificate of completion. The program is open to all Ventura County residents 18 years of age or older.


Name of Program: Fillmore CERT
Geographic Area: Ventura County, Fillmore, Piru, Santa Pauls
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 524-1500 316
E-mail address: rdavis@ci.fillmore.ca.us
Brief Description: emerging program with two year goal of 1000 citizens trained. Strong instructor background. LA City Fire /trained FEMA Trained


Name of Program: City of Claremont CERT
Geographic Area: City of Claremont
Point of Contact: Stan Van Horn
Title: Police Captain
Phone Number: (909) 399-5411
E-mail address: svanhorn@ci.claremont.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us
Brief Description: The City of Claremont CERT program is designed to provide information, training and education to volunteers who have a common goal to make the Claremont community safer, stronger and better prepared o respond to disasters of all kinds. The City of Claremont CERT team will follow CERT guidelines and respond to the best of their ability to effectively assist local public service agencies.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: City of Rancho Cucamonga (CA)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (909) 477-2700
E-mail address: KELarson@ci.rancho-cucamonga.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.rancho-cucamonga.ca.us/
Brief Description: The City of Rancho Cucamonga offers a FEMA-certified CERT course to local residents, businesses and schools at a cost of $100 per person. Firefighters, police personnel and emergency services personnel (graduates of EMI) provide instruction for the 24-hour CERT course. The full course, taught over a three-day period for eight hours each day, includes lessons on Earthquake Awareness/ Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Team Organization & Management and a simulated drill. The City's CERT courses are coordinated through the Emergency Preparedness Office who also hosts an Annual Refresher Course. The Refresher Course, held each May, is offered to all CERT graduates at no cost for participants to enjoy a full day of guest speakers, a brief review of one or two CERT modules and a raffle drawing with lots of prizes.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Riverside County, Idyllwild
Point of Contact: Shawna April
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (951) 659-2153
E-mail address: shawnaapril@idyllwildfire.org
Brief Description: Work with the area residents to bring awareness and disaster preparedness to our rural mountain community.


Name of Program: Roseville Citizen Corps
Geographic Area: Placer County, Roseville
Point of Contact: Lisa Achen
Phone Number: (916) 774-5205
E-mail address: lachen@roseville.ca.us
Website address: http://roseville.ca.us
Brief Description: Roseville is the first Placer County community to embrace this program. Volunteers will receive the necessary skills to aid professionals during local Disasters now and in the future. You will learn and practice: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Fire Suppression Post Disaster and Shelter Operations Homeland Security


Name of Program: R.E.A.C.T. (Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams)
Geographic Area: Richmond, CA., San Francisco Bay Area
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (510) 307-8075
E-mail address: kathy_gerk@ci.richmond.ca.us
Website address: http://ci.richmond.ca.us/Non-flash/fire/oes
Brief Description: The City of Richmond Fire Department Office of Emergency Services offers R.E.A.C.T. (Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams) training to the entire community. Our motto is "The City and the Community working together to protect lives and property." R.E.A.C.T. began in June 1995, developed from F.E.M.A.'s CERT program. Our goal is to help our residents, schools, churches, and business and city employees be self sufficient in a major disaster by developing and training multi-functional teams in basic emergency skills. Classes are taught at community centers across the city by Richmond Fire Fighters. The full course includes four two hour classes covering earthquake preparedness, team development, utlity control, fire fighting techniques, hazardous materials, disater medicine, light search and rescue, disasterpsychology and special needs assesment. Disaster drills are held twice a year to test and re-fresh skills. Students receive a workbook, hard hat and vest. Certified R.E.A.C.T. teams are elligible to complete R.E.A.C.T. Communications training. Students learn how to communicate damage assessment information to the city's E.O.C. via CB radio during a disaster. The certified R.E.A.C.T. team receives a free CB radio which they are responsible for.


Name of Program: Placentia CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County
Point of Contact: Eddie De La Torre
Phone Number: (714) 993-8117
E-mail address: administration@placentia.org
Website address: http://www.placentia.org
Brief Description: Founded in 1998, the Placentia CERT program has trained approximately 400 citizens from Placentia and adjacent cities (Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton). The 8 week course meets on Thursday Nights and one Saturday. It is offered twice a year in the spring and the fall, and is free of charge. This training course is a collaboration between the Orange County Fire Authority, the Placentia Police Department, and the City Disaster Preparedness Department.


Name of Program: Imperial County CERT program
Geographic Area: Imperial County
Point of Contact: Rosa Hernandez
Title: Deputy Coordinator, Imperial County OES
Phone Number: (760) 482-2400
E-mail address: rosahernandez@imperialcounty.net
Brief Description: Provide CERT training and prepare volunteers to respond to disasters of all kinds.


Name of Program: Humboldt State University Campus Emergency Resp. Team
Geographic Area: Humboldt State University campus
Point of Contact: Jan Marnell
Title: Admin. Assistant / Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (707) 826-4635
E-mail address: marnell@humboldt.edu
Website address: http://www.humboldt.edu/~ehos/cert.html
Brief Description: HSU Campus Emergency Response Team (HSU-CERT) provides on-campus emergency response preparedness, e.g., post subduction earthquake. The goal is to maintain 60 trained CERT members, comprised of faculty, staff and students.


Name of Program: San Juan Capistrano CERT
Geographic Area: Orange County, San Juan Capistrano
Point of Contact: Mike Cantor
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (949) 234-4565
E-mail address: mcantor@sanjuancapistrano.org
Brief Description: The City of San Juan Capistrano offers its citizens the FEMA authorized CERT program. The "FREE" CERT program was developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency work force. These teams will assist the city by responding during disaster situations where the number and scope of incidents have overwhelmed the conventional emergency services.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: San Mateo County, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 688-8415
E-mail address: carolp@menlofire.org
Website address: http://cert@menlofire.org
Brief Description: The Menlo Park Fire District has scheduled its first CERT Training for January 13,2004. Our objective is to help the communities within the three cities be prepared following a local emergency.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: City of El Segundo (Los Angeles County)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (310) 524-2252
E-mail address: dburns@elsegundo.org
Website address: http://www.elsegundo.org
Brief Description: El Segundo CERT follows the standards established by FEMA/EMI and LAFD. Presently (7) 3-hour modules (20 hours minimum) of training in Disaster Preparedness, Medical First-Aid I & II, Basic Fire Suppression, Light SAR, Psych & Incident Management (ICS/SEMS), a Domestic Terrorism Module, and an exercise session. Classes are provided quarterly (2 residential, 2 business) throughout the year, and limited to 30 students. Residential courses are conducted over 4 consecutive Saturdays (6 hours each) and the Business course is conducted over 4 consecutive weekdays (6 hours each day). Students pay an equipment fee for CERT backpack with a Team vest, helmet, gloves, and basic first aid supplies.


Name of Program: HEART (Hesperia Emergency Assistance & Response Team)
Geographic Area: City of Hesperia, San Bernardino County, CA (35 miles N. of San Bernardino)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 947-1626
E-mail address: gtaylor@ci.hesperia.ca.us
Brief Description: The Hesperia Emergency Assistance & Response Team program (H.E.A.R.T.) became committed to C.E.R.T. training in 1998. Our instructors are graduates of the Emergency Management Institute and have extensive training and experience in paramedicine, firefighting, and search and rescue. While this 24-hour instructional and "hands-on" program is designed for residential preparedness, its curriculum naturally applies to housing tracts, apartment buildings, schools, and businesses alike. We take pride in our ability to motivate our students and demonstrate how this simple information can be molded into a program that has no boundaries. C.E.R.T. is preparedness for the individual and mitigation for all businesses large and small, public and private schools, and all municipalities. Our program is mobile and can be taught in a variety of locations and formats. It has demonstrated the ability to bring a new understanding, to emergency preparedness, and confidence in disaster/emergency team programs.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: City of Redondo Beach
Point of Contact: Matt Johnson
Title: Captain
Phone Number: (310) 318-0663
E-mail address: matt.johnson@redondo.org
Website address: http://RBCERTAA.org
Brief Description: The Redondo Beach Fire Department is inviting its citizens to join the Community Emergency Response Team. Fire and Police are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies. However, following a catastrophic event these limited resources will be depleted. You and the community may be on your own for some time. Are you ready? CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a catastophic disaster. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Will you be ready and able to help? With training and practice and by working as a team, you will do the greatest good for the greatest number of people, while protecting yourself.


Name of Program: Home Emergency Assistance Teams (HEAT)
Geographic Area: City of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County Ca.
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 615-4940
E-mail address: Jcombs@ci.santa-clara.ca.us
Website address: http://cho.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/40460.html
Brief Description: The HEAT program began in 1995. Since the program began, hundreds of participants have learned about the City's emergency organization and have received the 15 hour training. The training, which consists of six 2 and 1/2 hour classes, covers safety, awareness, preparation, utility control and fire suppression, basic medical care, damage assessment, light search and rescue, communications, and HEAT team management. Each participant receives a student manual, safety helmet and vest, and graduation certificate. The fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple covers the cost of materials. More individuals belonging to schools, churches, businesses, and other community organizations are being assembled to take the HEAT training or are being targeted for training in an attempt to have every neighborhood in the City with a functioning civilian disaster emergency response team.


Name of Program: CERT / DSW (Disaster Service Worker)
Geographic Area: Simi Valley, Ventura County
Point of Contact: Bruce Wilson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 583-6238
E-mail address: bwilson@simivalley.org
Brief Description: The City of Simi Valley now has two categories, DTC (Disaster Trained Citizen) and DSW (Disaster Service Worker). Those who want CERT training for their own well-being receive the basic CERT course and no further demands are made on them. Those who want a larger role/commitment work their way into the Disaster Service Worker Program. It is an ongoing training program which requires their commitment, attendance and attention. In exchange for the extra training they are expected to respond when there is a need for trainied emergency service workers. The concept is a great success. The DSW Competition Team won three of six events at the 2004 BICEPP challenge held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Feel free to call and discuss the award-winning City of Simi Valley CERT / DSW team.


Name of Program: Oxnard CERT
Geographic Area: Oxnard California
Point of Contact: Bill Gallaher
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 385-7717
E-mail address: bill.gallaher@ci.oxnard.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us/firecertclass.html
Brief Description: To date (1/99), have provided twelve academies with over 550 graduates in the residential and business community. Citizens Advisory Council meets monthly (second Wednesday at 6 p.m.) and produces a quarterly newsletter for all graduates. The emergency managers in the County of Ventura have agreed on set criteria for disaster team training: Basic/Entry Level CERT FEMA Course Intermediate DART Type II CPR, Incident Command System, First Aid, Damage Assessment, Traffic & Crowd Command Techniques


Name of Program: East County CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County, La Mesa
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (619) 667-1472
E-mail address: cstrickland@ci.la-mesa.ca.us
Website address: http://www.elcajonfire.com
Brief Description: To provide the citizens of La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee and Lemon Grove with training to help us help themselves in times of need.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Irvine, Orange County, California
Point of Contact: Dawna Finley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (949) 724-7148
E-mail address: dfinley@ci.irvine.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us


Name of Program: Tehachapi Valley CERT
Geographic Area: Kern County, Tehachapi Valley from Sand Canyon to Stallion Springs
Point of Contact: Paul Vasquez
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (661) 822-6109
E-mail address: tvcert@sbcglobal.net
Brief Description: At the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and just two hours from Los Angeles, the Tehachapi Valley CERT program prepares citizen volunteers for the very likely earthquake, flood, fire or hazardous materials incident. Tehachapi is among the areas hardest hit by earthquakes in California and would likely be isolated in the event of a major quake. The goal ot the Tehachapi Valley CERT program is to train 100 volunteers within the first year and continue to establish competent responders for any disaster we may encounter. The Tehachapi Valley CERT program began in August 2003.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Kings County, Avenal
Point of Contact: Ken D Iiams
Title: Project Coordinator
Phone Number: (559) 732-6436
E-mail address: kiiams@ourredcross.org
Website address: http://www.t-kcert.org
Brief Description: Educate the citizens of Lindsay about disaster preparedness and we train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using the training, CERT member can assit others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.


Name of Program: Lakewood Station Volunteer CERT
Geographic Area: Lakewood
Point of Contact: Chris E. Nickelatti
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (562) 842-6284
E-mail address: nickelatti@aol.com
Brief Description: This program is designed to Train and Maintain Volunteers in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR as well as CERT Level 1 Training to provide assistance to the Communities that are served by our Station.


Name of Program: Temecula CERT Program
Geographic Area: Riverside, Temecula
Point of Contact: Janet Beauchamp
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (951) 699-1473
E-mail address: citizen.corps@cityoftemecula.org
Website address: http://www.cityoftemecula.org
Brief Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train individuals to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their neighborhood. When emergencies happen, Temecula Citizen Corps CERT trained members can give critical support to local public safety agencies, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.


Name of Program: Metro Fire CERT (Sacramento CERT)
Geographic Area: Sacramento County
Point of Contact: Teresa Stahl
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (916) 874-4670
E-mail address: tstahl@sacsheriff.com
Website address: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/fire/
Brief Description: The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations or work places in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disasterous event overwhelms or delays the communities professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learn during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.


Name of Program: Roseville Citizen Corps
Geographic Area: Placer County, Roseville
Point of Contact: Lisa Achen
Phone Number: (916) 774-5205
E-mail address: lachen@roseville.ca.us
Website address: http://roseville.ca.us
Brief Description: Roseville is the first Placer County community to embrace this program. Volunteers will receive the necessary skills to aid professionals during local Disasters now and in the future. You will learn and practice: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Fire Suppression Post Disaster and Shelter Operations Homeland Security


Name of Program: Elk Grove CERT
Geographic Area: Sacramento County, Elk Grove
Point of Contact: Dave Price
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (916) 405-7100
E-mail address: CERT@egcsd.ca.gov
Website address: http://www.egcsd.ca.gov
Brief Description: The Cosumnes Community Services District in cooperation with the Elk Grove Police Department manages the Elk Grove CERT Program. Involvement begins with attendance at a 24 hour CERT Training Academy. Academies are offered several times each year.


Name of Program: Presidio of San Francisco NERT
Geographic Area: San Francisco
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (415) 561-4065
E-mail address: goga_pfdnert@nps.gov
Website address: http://www.pfdnert.8k.com
Brief Description: In April of 1996, the Presidio Fire Department established an Earthquake Preparedness program for the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio NERT training program was introduced at Living on Shaky Ground, a presentation by the American Red Cross and the GGNRA-Presidio Trust Disaster Planning and Preparedness Committee in October of 1999. The first class held on the Presidio was in February and March of 2000. Since then, the Presidio Fire Department has adopted the program and now offers the training as part of their Disaster Preparedness Program. Its goal is to help employees, residents, and tenants of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to be self-sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as leaders in directing untrained volunteers during an emergency. This will allow them to act independently or as an adjunct to assist trained personnel.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: San Gorgonio Pass Area (Beaumont, Banning, Cabazon, Calimesa)
Point of Contact: Bob Ewert
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (909) 845-0696
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Program Description: CERT training is open to community groups, organizations, gated communities etc. with a maximum 10-15 in a group.


Name of Program: City of Manteca CERT
Geographic Area: San Joaquin
Point of Contact: Rex Osborn
Phone Number: (209) 456-7297
E-mail address: ROsborn@ci.manteca.ca.us
Website address: http://ci.manteca.ca.us/police/cert
Brief Description: Manteca CERT was established 2003 and has developed into a team of 26 CERT disaster service workers for the City of Manteca and we have trained over 50 community members in CERT. Six members of our team responded to the call for assistance to Florida during the Hurricanes of 2004. Manteca CERT also sponsors a yearly CERT conference in central California. A team of 10 CERT volunteers have also completed the "Train the Trainer" program. The program continues to grow and CERT has developed a Government Access TV training program for citizens of Manteca to participate in the 21 hour basic training from home and then participate in the skills testing. Manteca is in the Heart of California.


Name of Program: Menlo Park Fire Protection District CERT Program
Geographic Area: San Mateo County, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
Point of Contact: Carol Parker
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 688-8415
E-mail address: carolp@menlofire.org
Website address: http://cert@menlofire.org
Brief Description: The Menlo Park Fire District has scheduled its first CERT Training for January 13,2004. Our objective is to help the communities within the three cities be prepared following a local emergency.


Name of Program: Siskiyou Emergency Response Association (SERA)
Geographic Area: Siskiyou County, CA
Point of Contact: Dianne Mabrey
Title: Program Coordinator
Phone Number: (530) 921-2561
E-mail address: citizencorps@nctv.com
Brief Description: Joint county-wide emergency response training and education for civilians following the guidelines of FEMA as established by LAFD, providing search & rescue, evacuation, basic medical and fire suppression support until law enforcement and fire agencies are available to respond. The Siskiyou Emergency Response Association (SERA) was formed under the Citizen Corps Council of Siskiyou County umbrella as the parent organization for the individual CERTs throughout Siskiyou County. SERA provides the basic 20-hour CERT course, as well as courses on intermediate and advanced levels. SERA is currently working to have the basic course added to the College of the Siskiyous curriculum for both credit and non-credit. For information, call Dianne Mabrey at 530-921-2561 or Lynn Corliss at 530-842-2130.


Name of Program: California Maritime Academy Emergency Services Response Unit
Geographic Area: Solano County, Vallejo Area
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The USRU is a student composed emergency response team providing a response capability to the California Maritime Academy and surrounding area in the event of an emergency. The ESRU operates under the guidance of the California Maritime Academy Department of Public Safety with the training support of the Vallejo and Benicia Fire Departments. The California Maritime Academy is a campus of the California State Univeristy System providing four-year degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering, as well as a number of continuing education and maritime security related courses.


Name of Program: CERT Sonoma County
Geographic Area: Sonoma County
Point of Contact: Sandy Covall-Alves
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (707) 577-7600
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: CERT Sonoma County initially started as a stakeholders group in March 2003. Participants are taught the 20-hour FEMA compliant course through host agencies representing Fire, Police, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, VOAD and Faith Based Organizations. Class schedules are determined by the needs of the agencies and the Communities they serve. There are no charges for the instruction provided. The program is managed through Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services. Individuals and groups are encouraged to contact CERT Sonoma County for the classes near them. The CERT Project Coordinator contact voice mail number is (707) 565-1380.


Name of Program: TOPANGA CANYON CERT
Geographic Area: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Point of Contact: BRAD DAVIS
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (310) 455-0673
E-mail address: EPICTEACH@EARTHLINK.NET
Brief Description: Trained to provide aid to the residents of Topanga Canyon and the immediate vicinity in a disaster.


Name of Program: City of Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: Stanislaus County
Point of Contact: David Grant
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (209) 572-9596
E-mail address: dgrant@modestofire.com
Website address: http://www.modestofire.com
Brief Description: The CERT Program in Stanislaus County is coordinated and orgenized by the Modesto Fire Department. It is a standard CERT program offering the basic CERT training. It is anticipated it will be expanded as it develops to offer additional training along with community emergency preparedness programs.


Name of Program: CERT for North Central Sacramento Valley
Geographic Area: Sutter, Yuba, Colusa, Butte, and Glenn counties
Point of Contact: Michael Colvin
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (503) 063-2808
E-mail address: certccc@sbcglocal.net
Website address: http://norcalcert.org
Brief Description: We are organizing CERT training for 5 rural Northern California counties. We plan to offer two CERT training session per year in each of the served counties, and the Medical Reserve Corps program.


Name of Program: Escondido CERT
Geographic Area: City of Escondido
Point of Contact: Anthony Arakelian
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (760) 839-5404
E-mail address: aarakelian@escondido.org
Website address: http://www.escondido.org/fire/about/programs/cert/index.html
Brief Description: The Escondido CERT program was started in November, 2006, and is sponsored and managed by the Escondido Fire Department. We currently have 12 CERT members in our city, and we are having our next CERT Academy in August, with the goal of adding 40 new members to our CERT team. The goal of our program is to create a disaster-aware and self-sufficient public, and to promote volunteering in the City of Escondido.


Name of Program: Disaster Area Response Teams (DART)
Geographic Area: City of San Rafael
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (415) 485-3304
E-mail address: Steve.Davis@cityofsanrafael.org
Website address: http://www.srfd.org
Brief Description: The San Rafael Fire Department offers a 21-hour basic Disaster Area Response Team (DART) course that is FEMA compliant. This program was developed to train neighbors to work with each other and to be self-sufficient during a disaster. After completing the course, students are better prepared to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. DART training includes: simple fire chemistry and firefighting techniques; hazardous materials awareness; basic search and rescue skills; how to assess your home, workplace, and community for hazards or damage; how to assess your community needs and available resources; disaster medicine; utility control; and disaster communications. We also teach several advanced courses in DART Leadership, DART CPR, Advanced First Aid for DART members, Advanced Search & Rescue, and a "behind-the-scenes" Emergency Operations Center (EOC)/DART organization course. The latest addition to our Advanced curriculum is a Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) certification course. For information, please call Battalion Chief Steve Davis at 415-485-3304.


Name of Program: Sunnyvale Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP)
Geographic Area: City of Sunnyvale, California 94087
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 730-7712
E-mail address: dlamar@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/
Brief Description: This is Sunnyvale's form of CERT. Established a dozen years ago with primary focus on earthquake preparedness and response cabilities within neighborhoods, current all-hazards preparedness and response capabilities city-wide.


Name of Program: Campus & Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Long Beach
Point of Contact: Scott Brown
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (562) 985-1992
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Our program combines the standard FEMA-EMA-CERT training with an extra 10 hours of training in the special conditions that surround a university during a disaster. Participants are volunteers who may be part of the community of Long Beach, or the faculty, staff, and students.


Name of Program: Stockton California Community Emergency Response Teams
Geographic Area: San Joaquin County, Stockton
Point of Contact: Renee Johnston
Phone Number: (209) 937-8097
E-mail address: renee.johnston@ci.stockton.ca.us
Website address: http://www.stocktongov.com/volunteer
Brief Description: CERT training programs have three classes of training, Class 1 - Citizen�s Disaster Preparedness, Class 2 � Citizen CERT Member, and Class 3 � City of Stockton CERT Trained Volunteers. All City employees will be trained to the level of Class 1. This training will provide an awareness level for disaster preparedness, the Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS), and CERT. The Class 1 training will also be offered to Citizen Corps volunteers and our Community. Class 2 and 3 CERT trained volunteers will be placed into one of our four different functional branches and will work side by side with our emergency workers: �Fire Branch �Medical Branch �Law Branch �Citizen Support Branch (Red Cross)


Name of Program: San Jose Prepared! CERT
Geographic Area: San Jose
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 277-4598
E-mail address: Earl.Stevens@ci.sj.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.san-jose.ca.us/oes/sanjoseprepared/
Brief Description: San Jose Prepared! is a community emergency preparedness and response training program that teaches civilians the skills necessary to be a succcessful part of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The program focuses on neighborhood and community preparedness and incorporates lectures, hands-on skills, training, and exercises. Graduates are presented with hard hats, vests, and fannie packs to make them identifiable to professional emergency responders. On-going neighborhood support is available to all groups.


Name of Program: Contra Costa County CERT Programs
Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
Point of Contact: Rick Kovar
Title: Senior Emergency Planning Coordiantor, Emergency Services Division
Phone Number: (925) 646-4461
E-mail address: rkova@so.cccounty.us
Brief Description: A county-wide, community based preparedness training for county residents. It is taught by local instructors and emergency services personnel. Community Emergency Response Teams are forming in all areas of the county. Become a part of something good. Join us!


Name of Program: Madera County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Madera County
Point of Contact: Darrel Hibbens
Title: OES Coordinator
Phone Number: (559) 675-7770
E-mail address: dhibbens@Madera-county.com
Brief Description: The Madera County CERT Program is administered by the Sheriff's Dept The program is designed to prepare all citizens to help in the event of a catastrophic disaster.


Name of Program: Southern Marin CERT
Geographic Area: Marin County
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (415) 389-4138
E-mail address: millvalleyprepared@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.cityofmillvalley.org
Brief Description: The Southern Marin CERT training group holds five, 10 hour CERT classes each year. Training is provided by participating agencies at a cost of $25.00. Once trained, CERT members may be assigned to teams in thier City. For more information please contact the info line.


Name of Program: Merced Community Response Team
Geographic Area: Merced County
Point of Contact: Mark Akers
Title: Merced City Fire Batallion Chief
Phone Number: (209) 385-6891
E-mail address: akersm@cityofmerced.org
Brief Description: Merced County is starting a pilot program beginning in the City of Merced using the existing neighborhood watch block captains as team leaders and trainers. If the pilot program is sucessful, the Operational Area will work on taking the program county-wide.


Name of Program: Neighborhood Emergency Services Team (NEST)
Geographic Area: Mendocino County, California
Point of Contact: Rick Paige
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (707) 463-0563
E-mail address: mesaofc@pacific.net
Website address: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/mesa
Brief Description: A compregensive disaster preparedness program for neighborhoods and geographic areas. In partnership with the American Red Cross. Integrated with the Standardized Emergency Management System used by local responders. First developed in 1988. A world-wide program.


Name of Program: Torrance CERT
Geographic Area: Torrance, CA
Point of Contact: Tad Friedman
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: info@torrancecert.com
Website address: http://www.torrancecert.com/
Brief Description: The Torrance Fire Department is offering CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training to all residents of the City of Torrance over 18 years of age. The training takes place over three consecutive Saturdays and is designed to help Torrance residents to take care of themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster or other emergency. This is done through training in various life saving techniques. Included in this training is: first aid, light search and rescue, light fire suppression techniques, disaster management, how to create an Incident Command system, and much more!


Name of Program: Union City CERT
Geographic Area: Union City, CA; San Francisco Bay Area
Point of Contact: Steve Rogge
Title: Fire Department Engineer
Phone Number: (510) 675-5470
E-mail address: infoUCFD@ci.union-city.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/
Brief Description: The Union City CERT program is designed to help residents avoid becoming victims in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster. Two levels of training are offered: basic personal preparedness and more extensive team training. Instruction is provided by Union City Fire Dept. personnel. The Union City CERT and Union City ARES/RACES programs train together to provide unified emergency communication capability.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Los Angeles
Point of Contact: Captain John Ruedy
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (818) 756-9674
E-mail address: lafdcert@lafd.lacity.org
Website address: http://www.cert-la.com/
Brief Description: Designed to train civilians from community groups to be better prepared in the event of a major disaster, for their own safety and the safety of their community and/or workplace. All instructors are veteran firefighters. The Los Angeles CERT Refresher has been scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2004! It will be held at Fire Station 88, 5101 N. Sepulveda, Sherman Oaks. The drill is open to all graduates of training programs based on Los Angeles City and/or FEMA CERT courses. To speed up sign-in at the refresher, please pre-register at http://www.cert-la.com/register.htm You can also get the latest information at http://www.cert-la.com/Biannual.htm We're very excited and hope to see you there!


Name of Program: Los Angeles County Fire CERT
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
Point of Contact: Captain Jeff Vrooman
Title: Capt, CERT coordinator
Phone Number: (323) 881-2472
E-mail address: cert@lacofd.org
Website address: http://www.lacofd.org
Brief Description: CERT training is one of the many services offered by Los Angeles County Fire Department to the 57 cities and the unincorporated areas that the Department serves. All CERT training offered complies with the FEMA approved 20 hour model. Please go to www.eprepared.org for CERT and other volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles County.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
Point of Contact: Deputy Wilson Lee
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (323) 526-5015
E-mail address: wtlee@lasd.org
Website address: http://www.lasd.org/lasd_services/cert.html
Brief Description: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has expanded its CERT training program to all areas of the County. Launched in 2000, this successful program has blossomed into a multi-agency partnership leading the way in service to the communities we serve. We recognize that emergency response agencies and critical utility companies will be deluged with calls for service in the hours immediately following a natural or man-made disaster, and may very well be unable to respond to every call for help. LASD CERT is designed to promote disaster preparedness at the neighborhood level through education and training. The LASD CERT program utilizes the FEMA CERT lesson plan, as well as, The American Red Cross Shelter Operations courses, CPR, First-aid and AHA AED training.


Name of Program: City of Downey Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Los Angeles County, Downey
Point of Contact: Matt Coomes
Phone Number: (562) 904-7345
E-mail address: matt.coomes@downeyfire.org
Website address: http://www.downeyca.org
Brief Description: The City of Downey Fire Department will be offering CERT Level 1 training in Sept. of 2008. For more information contact the Emergency Preparedness Office at 562-904-7345. CERT is for anyone 18 years old and has an interest in helping the community.


Name of Program: Pico Rivera CERT Program
Geographic Area: Los Angeles, Pico Rivera
Point of Contact: Ceci Cheng
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (562) 801-4225
E-mail address: ccheng@pico-rivera.org
Brief Description: The Pico Rivera CERT Program was launched in February 2004. The goal of the program is to train residents of the community to become more self-reliant, pre and post disaster.


Name of Program: CERT 4 Salinas
Geographic Area: Salinas
Point of Contact: Philip Vanderhorst
Phone Number: (831) 758-7261
E-mail address: philv@ci.salinas.ca.us
Brief Description: The Salinas Fire Department offers a 15 hours training class in preparedness, mitigation, and surviving a disaster. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.


Name of Program: City of Colton CERT
Geographic Area: San Bernardino, Colton
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (909) 370-5100
E-mail address: thorn@confire.org
Brief Description: Use the National Curriculum to train citizens, schools, and businesses for any type of disaster.


Name of Program: San Benito County CERT
Geographic Area: San Benito County
Point of Contact: Margie Riopel
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (831) 636-4158
E-mail address: mriopel@oes.ca.sanbenito.ca.us
Brief Description: The San Benito County CERT program trains people to be ready to respond in the event of an emergency. Not only are the members provided information on disaster preparedness, they are also given basic skills to assist their community and to meet their personal needs in the event first responder assistance is delayed. These basic skills include first-aid, CPR, light search and rescue, disaster medical triage, and fire safety.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: Santa Barbara County, California
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (805) 686-0626
E-mail address: mintztherapy@msn.com
Website address: http://sbccert.org
Brief Description: Santa Barbara County Fire / OES started their CERT program in 1999. The program is in the process of evolving. The County is taking the lead in coordinating CERT programs with cities and special districts. The program offers 24-hours of instruction consisting of six modules and ending with a final examine and exercise. The graduation kits include hard hats, safety goggles, latex and leather gloves, first aid supplies, flashlight, dust mask, and wrench. The fee for the program is $25. The County has two CERT trailers, donated by State Farm Insurance, for the North and South portions of the County, making it possible to do mobile classes. There are four classes a year with one yearly refresher.


Name of Program: Los Altos CERT
Geographic Area: Santa Clara, City of Los Altos
Point of Contact: John Korges
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 947-2681
E-mail address: john.korges@ci.los-altos.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us/police/cert/cert.html
Brief Description: Taught by charismatic and knowledgeable police officers, this 20-hour course trains volunteers to be better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies. Trainees meet for four Wednesday nights and learn essential skills, including disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic medical operations and search and rescue. There is an additional Saturday hands-on session and optional maintenance training throughout the year. The Los Altos Police Department offers training in September and January. The course is open to all with priority given to Los Altos residents. To register, please visit our website for a form. Registration forms are due on August 31 or December 1, depending on which session you sign up for. If you would let more information, please contact Agent John Korges.


Name of Program: Mountain Empire CERT Program
Geographic Area: San Diego County, Jamul
Point of Contact: Stacy Magoffin
Title: Mountain Empire CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (619) 468-3963
E-mail address: stmagoffin@juno.com
Website address: http://www.campofire.org
Brief Description: We service the back country parts of the East part of San Diego County. Campo Fire sponsors the program but works closely with CDF in order to provide the community life saving skills in the event of a natural or man made disaster.


Name of Program: Ramona CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County, Ramona
Point of Contact: Mike vogt
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 788-0225
E-mail address: mike.vogt@fire.ca.gov


Name of Program: North County CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County, San Diego
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 723-2010
E-mail address: jbeebe@ncfire.org
Website address: http://www.northcountycert.com
Brief Description: The North County CERT (Communtiy Emergency Response Team)is comprised of citizen volunteers trained to support our local community's professional emergency responders. Under the direction of the North County Fire Protection District, CERT members are trained to provide damage assessment, victim assistance, and shelter management and evacuation guidance. CERT members receive 24 hours of initial training (three hours per week for eight weeks). Continuing education programs, consisting of quarterly 3-hour refresher drills and full day exercises maintain team readiness.


Name of Program: Deer Springs CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego, Unincorporated San Diego County
Point of Contact: Chief Richard Bolton
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 749-8001
E-mail address: Rich.Bolton@fire.ca.gov
Website address: http://www.deerspringsfiresafecouncil.com/
Brief Description: The Deer Springs Fire District consists of 47 square miles in unincorporated San Diego County. The District is rural with rugged mountains and fire-prone vegetation. The objective of our CERT program is activate under conditons of such catastrophic event that our first-responders are over-whelmed. Personal safety and continuous training are emphasized.


Name of Program: D.A.R.T.-Disaster Assistance Response Team
Geographic Area: Thousand Oaks-Ventura County - Southern California
Point of Contact: John Heeg
Phone Number: (805) 947-8297
E-mail address: chairman@todart.org
Website address: http://www.todart.org
Brief Description: "Neighbor's Helping Neighbors!" is the motto of this team founded in 1993. Our Mission Statement consists of two goals. First, is to train and maintain a team of volunteers able to respond to all types of disasters and other needs of its community. Second, is to educate the community to be prepared to handle disasters and other emergencies on their own. The team consists of approximately 45 active volunteers that have completed the CERT program and have received additional DART Core Training and Certification in the following areas: 1. Radio Communications 2. Traffic and Crowd Control 3. Hazardous Material Awareness 4. First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer 5. Safety Assessment 6. Media and PIO Operations 7. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing 8. Incident Command System All training is provided through Thousand Oaks DART at no cost. CERT classes are held at least once a year and DART Core classes once a year. All members are registered as Disaster Service Workers (DSW) through the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the State of California Office of Emergency Services. Each member has received a background check through the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and has received a DSW identification card from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services.


Name of Program: CERT Program
Geographic Area: Town of Los Gatos and City of Monte Sereno
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 354-6844
E-mail address: kharris@town.los-gatos.ca.gov
Website address: http://cert@town.los-gatos.ca.gov
Brief Description: The 20 hour CERT program is designed to prepare community members to protect themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster; and to enhance community disaster response services.


Name of Program: Fremont Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Fremont, California
Point of Contact: Vic M Valdez
Title: Fire Division Chief
Phone Number: (510) 494-4295
E-mail address: vvaldes@ci.fremont.caus
Website address: http://www.fremontcert.org
Brief Description: Fremont CERT is a community disaster preparedness response program working under the guidance of the City of Fremont, Fire Department. Currently, we have over 1600 active CERT members in 6 district teams.


Name of Program: Newport Beach CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Newport Beach, Orange County
Point of Contact: Matt Brisbois
Phone Number: (949) 644-3381
E-mail address: nbcert@nbfd.net
Website address: http://www.nbcert.org
Brief Description: The Newport Beach Fire Department offers the FEMA CERT Program to the community free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.


Name of Program: Mountain View CERT
Geographic Area: City of Mountain View, California
Point of Contact: Lynn Brown
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (650) 903-6825
E-mail address: lynn.brown@ci.mtnview.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/citydepts/fd/cert.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a program designed to prepare Mountain View residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Formerly known as Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training, the CERT program is free to all citizens of Mountain View. Over the course of 7 weeks, CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid/CPR, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. CERT Training culminates with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. All classes are taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, with an emphasis on hands-on practice.


Name of Program: Fremont Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Fremont
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (510) 791-8994
E-mail address: sblag@aol.com
Website address: http://www.ci.fremont.ca.us/fire/cert-doc.html
Brief Description: The main goal of the CERT/BERT program is to help the citizens and businesses of Fremont and Union City become self-sufficient in a major disaster by developing multifunctional teams. The classes are taught in 6, 3-hour sessions, or 3, 8-hour sessions (Saturday's). The program is taught by firefighters and trained support services personnel.


Name of Program: Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs area)
Geographic Area: Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs area)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 770-8200
E-mail address: dtaylor@Cathedralcity.gov
Brief Description: NEST is a volunteer citizen organization that works with the fire department during disasters. The fire department offers training in CERT to interested parties 4 times annually and provides CERT refresher training twice a year in conjunction with neighboring fire departments. There are monthly training sessions along with business meetings every month (except August).


Name of Program: Stategic Actions For Emergencies (SAFE)
Geographic Area: City of Milpitas, CA
Point of Contact: n/a n/a
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (408) 586-2800
E-mail address: cert@dhs.gov
Website address: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/citydept/fire/emgmgmt/
Brief Description: Strategic Actions For Emergencies (SAFE) is the CERT program in the City of Milpitas. Recommended by the Milpitas Citizens Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, SAFE is sponsored and taught by the Milpitas Fire Department. The program is neighborhood oriented and its goal is to train teams of twelve to twenty in each neighborhood to help their families, their neighbors, and the community in the event of an emergency or major disaster. In cooperation with the Milpitas Unified School District, seven weekday evening classes are taught at the elementary school in each new team's neighborhood. SAFE classes include disaster awareness and preparedness, fighting small fires, first aid and triage, light search and rescue, team dynamics and terrorism. A Saturday hands on exercise completes the training and graduated teams are given backpacks with personal protective equipment. Periodic follow on training imparts new skills and maintains team cohesiveness. Participation is free for Milpitas residents.


Name of Program: City Of Ukiah Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Mendocino County
Point of Contact: Chuck Yates
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone Number: (707) 462-6261
E-mail address: cyates@cityofukiah.com
Website address: http://www.cityofukiah.com
Brief Description: The City of Ukiah CERT program is coordinated through our Fire Corps program. The mission of our progarm is to provide CERT training and equipmet to Citizens in and around the city.


Name of Program: Malibu CERT
Geographic Area: Malibu
Point of Contact: Brad Davis
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (310) 456-2489 260
E-mail address: bdavis@ci.malibu.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.malibu.ca.us
Brief Description: Serving the City of Malibu in disaster response operations to support the residents of the City and to help ensure continuity of government after a disaster.


Name of Program: Pleasant Hill CERT
Geographic Area: City of Pleasant Hill
Point of Contact: Peter Enea
Title: Lieutenant
Phone Number: (925) 288-4633
E-mail address: penea@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us
Website address: http://pleasanthill.ca.gov
Brief Description: Pleasant Hill CERT is a cooperative effort between the City of Pleasant Hill, the Pleasant Hill Police Department, and the Contra Costa County Fire Department to provide skills and training in coping with disasters to community members primarily located in the City of Pleasant Hill.


Name of Program: City of Chula Vista CERT
Geographic Area: San Diego County
Point of Contact: Louie Vignapiano
Title: Director of Management and Information systems
Phone Number: (619) 476-2303
E-mail address: lvignapiano@ci.chula-vista.ca.us
Brief Description: The City of Chula Vista CERT program is coordinated with the Southwestern Community College District and the Chula Vista Fire Department. The purpose is to train the Civilian population in disaster survival skills. CERT members are an integral part of the City Major Incident Emergency operations Plan. Our goal is to have 1% of our population trained. This is about 2,000 people.


Name of Program: Watsonville CERT
Geographic Area: City of Watsonville, Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz County
Point of Contact: Ed Banks
Phone Number: (831) 763-7075
E-mail address: edbanks@kbkinsurance.com
Website address: http://watsonvillecert.org
Brief Description: Sponsored by the Watsonville Fire Department and City of Watsonville, this program is intended to train community members to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster that ovverwhelms the public service agencies, police and fire. The 20-hour course follows national guidelines for CERT proficiency. Our goal is to eventually have CERT teams in every council district within the city of Watsonville and extend the program to surrounding areas of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley. Once established, our group will have ongoing refresher training and hopefully have joint training with neghboring communities.


Name of Program: Victorville CERT
Geographic Area: City of Victorville
Point of Contact: Robert Barton
Phone Number: (760) 955-5232
E-mail address: oes@ci.victorville.ca.us
Website address: http://www.cert-vcv.org/


Name of Program: Belmont - San Carlos CERT (BSC CERT)
Geographic Area: Cities of Belmont & San Carlos
Point of Contact: Christy Adonis
Phone Number: (650) 802-4254
E-mail address: christya@bscfd.org
Website address: http://www.bscfd.org/
Brief Description: Belmont - San Carlos CERT is a cooperative effort between the Belmont Police Department, San Carlos Police Department and the Belmont - San Carlos Fire Department, to provide training and establish partnerships between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are trained in: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Fire Suppression Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Operations Disaster Psychology/Team Organization Terrorism.


Name of Program: Town of Mammoth Lakes CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Mammoth Lakes
Point of Contact: Jim Short
Phone Number: (760) 934-2011
E-mail address: jshort@mammothlakespd.org
Website address: http://www.mammothlakespd.org
Brief Description: The Town of Mammoth Lakes CERT volunteers are overseen by an advisory group made up of local fire, police and public health officials and models it program and training after the Los Angeles Fire and National CERT standards.


Name of Program: Alhambra CERT
Geographic Area: City of Alhambra
Point of Contact: Kelly Kuehnle
Phone Number: (626) 570-5195
E-mail address: kkuehnle@alhambrafire.org
Website address: http://www.alhambracert.org
Brief Description: Alhambra CERT has been serving the City of Alhambra for since 1996. Alhambra Fire Department has trained over 170 residents of Alhambra in the fema based CERT curriculim. The Alhambra CERT Association is a group of alumni who have developed a non-profit status as a separate organization to help the fire department sustain a high level of training and participation in civic events throughout the year. Alhambra Fire is commited to maintain and provide CERT training to assist the residents of Alhambra in their time of need.


Name of Program: Encinitas CERT Association
Geographic Area: San Diego
Point of Contact: Joseph Bunn
Phone Number: (760) 633-2803
E-mail address: jbunn@ci.encinitas.ca.us
Website address: http://www.encinitascert.com
Brief Description: The Encinitas Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is comprised of citizen volunteers trained to support our local community's professional emergency responders. Under the direction of the Encinitas Fire Department, Encinitas CERT members are trained to provide damage assessment, victim assistance, shelter management and evacuation guidance.


Name of Program: City of San Mateo CERT
Geographic Area: City of San Mateo
Point of Contact: Robert Cook
Phone Number: (650) 522-7960
E-mail address: rcook@cityofsanmateo.org
Website address: http://www.sanmateocert.org
Brief Description: The San Mateo CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.


Name of Program: Pebble Beach
Geographic Area: Pebble Beach
Point of Contact: Jennifer Valdez
Phone Number: (831) 647-5642
E-mail address: jennifer.valdez@fire.ca.gov
Website address: http://pbcsd.org
Brief Description: The Pebble Beach Community Emergency Response Team promotes partnering between response agencies and the people of the community. We train residents basic response skills, form them into CERT teams and increase the response capabilities of the community. We also use our CERT members to assist with special projects and community events.


Name of Program: Alameda County Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Cities of Dublin, San Leandro and the Unincorporated Alameda County
Point of Contact: Marla Blagg
Phone Number: (510) 618-3468
E-mail address: marla.blagg@acgov.org
Website address: http://www.acgov.org/fire/index.htm
Brief Description: A community based CERT program designed for 'already' organized community groups, such as Neighborhood Watch, Rotary Clubs, American Legion, Faith Based Communities, etc. The goal of the program is to provide community members with the tools and resources they would need to increase their capacity to assist neighbors during a large scale incident, such as an earthquake.


Name of Program: West County CERT
Geographic Area: West County
Point of Contact: Rick Moore
Phone Number: (562) 431-2255
E-mail address: rmoore@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us
Website address: http://westcountycert.com/
Brief Description: West County CERT is a community oriented disaster preparation program for residents of Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Buena Park, La Palma and Westminster. For inquiries in Los Alamitos please contact Rick Moore at rmoore@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us--- For inquiries in Buena Park please contact Aaron France at france@buenapark.com--- For inquiries in Westminster please contact Rebecca Barlow at RBarlow@Westminster-CA.gov--- For inquiries in La Palma please contact Sgt. Raul Morales at rmorales@cityoflapalma.org--- For inquiries in Seal Beach please contact Todd De Voe at tdevoe@ci.seal-beach.ca.us---


Name of Program: Holtville CERT
Geographic Area: Imperial County
Point of Contact: Alex Silva
Phone Number: (760) 356-4911
E-mail address: asilva@holtville.ca.gov


Name of Program: Daly City CERT
Geographic Area: San Mateo County
Point of Contact: Matthew Lucett
Phone Number: (650) 991-8139
E-mail address: mlucett@dalycity.org
Website address: http://www.northcountyfire.org
Brief Description: The goal of the Daly City CERT Program is to provide education & training to community volunteers who will in turn become assets not only to the areas which they live and/or work but to the city as a whole following a significant event(s).


Name of Program: Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Incorporated Area of Vacaville
Point of Contact: John Jansen
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone Number: (707) 449-6191
E-mail address: Jjansen@cityofvacaville.com
Website address: http://www.cityofvacaville.com
Brief Description: The goal of the Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team is to provide training to our citizens, business members, and schools. This is a joint effort between both the fire department and the police department. We want to create a cadre of trained personnel able to assist themselves and their neighbors during an emergency/disaster. We want to provide on going continuing education to test our skills and abilities as a team.


Name of Program: Borrego Springs CERT
Geographic Area: Borrego Springs
Point of Contact: James Higbee
Phone Number: (760) 767-5436
E-mail address: jhigbee@borrego-fire.org
Website address: http://www.borrego-fire.org
Brief Description: To train citizens faced with a disaster to be self-reliant, to work safely and efficiently, to be prepared for hazards, and work in coordination with local government.


Name of Program: South East Bakersfield CERT, SB CERT
Geographic Area: Southeast Bakersfield, Kern County
Point of Contact: Jonathan Milam
Phone Number: (661) 326-3950
E-mail address: gmilam@bakersfieldfire.us
Brief Description: Our efforts as the sponsoring agency, is to assist an underserved portion of our community with much needed emergncy services. Southeast Bakersfield is an older section of Bakersfield with hardworking, though at times, overlooked members of our community. We hope to be able to create alliances and develop relationships that will lead to an improved state of readiness within the southeast Bakersfield area.


Name of Program: Dana Point CERT
Geographic Area: City of Dana Point
Point of Contact: Mike Rose
Phone Number: (949) 248-3535
E-mail address: cert@danapoint.org
Website address: http://www.danapoint.org/index.aspx?page=320


Name of Program: Tracy Fire/South County Fire Authority CERT
Geographic Area: Tracy, Mountain House and surrounding rural areas
Point of Contact: John Thompson
Phone Number: (209) 831-6700
E-mail address: baduser+12420@dhs.gov
Brief Description: Tracy Fire/South County Fire Authority CERT provides FEMA developed CERT training free of charge to residents of our response area. Please call Tracy Fire Administration at 209-831-6700 for class availability.


Name of Program: Seascape CERT
Geographic Area: Santa Cruz County
Point of Contact: Captain Mike Conrad
Phone Number: (831) 685-6690
E-mail address: mikec@aptosfire.com
Website address: http://www.seascapecert.org
Brief Description: The Seascape Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are Seascape neighbors trained by the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department to respond to a natural disaster in Seascape.


Name of Program: Campus Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Point of Contact: Barbara Haynor
Phone Number: (858) 534-3823
E-mail address: bhaynor@ucsd.edu
Website address: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/cert
Brief Description: The UCSD CERT program started in 2005, there are currently 51 CERT members as of August 2008. Members are trained at their local fire departments. On September 3, 2008 UCSD will host its first CERT academy. The academy will consist of three weeks of training; training days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with 30 people in each class. Time off has been approved by the Chancellor to attend. Each CERT member will receive a backpack with supplies. The goal of the program is to maintain an active CERT group on campus. Members can participate in emergency response exercises on campus and help in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: Newark C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Newark
Point of Contact: Gary Owens
Phone Number: (510) 742-4470
E-mail address: cert@newark.org
Website address: http://www.newarkcert.com
Brief Description: The Newark Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was initiated in 1996 to train and organize community volunteers to be better prepared and self-sufficient during the first 72 hours following a disaster when the City's professional emergency services will be overwhelmed with calls for service.


Name of Program: Greenfield CERT
Geographic Area: City of Greenfield
Point of Contact: Victor Chavez
Phone Number: (831) 674-5111
E-mail address: vchavez@ci.greenfield.ca.us
Website address: http://ci.greenfield.ca.us/C.E.R.T.htm
Brief Description: The Greenfield CERT program's mission is to establish a group of trained volunteers who can assist in disaster response, both locally and regionally.


Name of Program: Saratoga CERT
Geographic Area: City of Saratoga
Point of Contact: Jim Yoke
Phone Number: (408) 887-7818
E-mail address: sccfd_esc@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Saratoga CERT provides disaster volunteers training, team organization, and structure to work with first responder agencies in the City of Saratoga, located in the West Valley of Santa Clara County.


Name of Program: Bear Valley Springs CERT
Geographic Area: Kern County, Greater Tehachapi Area
Point of Contact: James R Nelson
Title: BVS CERT Coodinator
Phone Number: (661) 821-5205
E-mail address: bvsgolden@tminet.com
Website address: http://www.bvsa.org
Brief Description: Bear Valley Springs is located in the Tehachapi Mountains 12 miles west of The City of Tehachapi and two hours north of Los Angeles. Our program started in January of 2002. We have held 12 classes and have trained 230 volunteers. We now have 7 teams with about 100 active members. We have consolidated our training with the other CERT programs in the Greater Tehachapi Valley and are part of the support organization FOR-CERT (501c3)which provides financing,instruction and logistics.


Name of Program: City of Mill Valley CERT
Geographic Area: City of Mill Valley
Point of Contact: Michael St. John S St. John
Title: Captain
Phone Number: (415) 389-4130
E-mail address: mstjohn@cityofmillvalley.org
Website address: http://www.cityofmillvalley.org
Brief Description: Once people complete CERT training, we task them to one of seven teams in the city. The city has provided high band radio's to coordinate with the City EOC. Goals include to increase membersship from 150 to 300 and improve equipment


Name of Program: (KRV CERT) Kern River Valley Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Kern County Kern River Valley
Point of Contact: Thomas D Klein
Title: KRV CERT< Coordinator
Phone Number: (760) 379-2797
E-mail address: krvcert@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.krvcert.com
Brief Description: The Kern River Valley is a sum of several communities (approx. 20,000 residents), 45 miles east of Bakersfield, in the mountains. KRV CERT started in May 2004. We have teams in almost each small community. As of Feb 2007, we have 70 members total. We present 3 cert classes a year for new people and train 9 months of the year. Our mission is to support the First Responders during major disasters. Also to educate the community on being disaster prepared.


Name of Program: UCI Campus Search and Rescue (CSAR)
Geographic Area: Orange County, University of California Irvine
Point of Contact: Linda M Bogue
Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone Number: (949) 824-7147
E-mail address: LBogue@uci.edu
Website address: http://www.ehs.uci.edu/em/csar/index.htm
Brief Description: A CERT-based program open to all faculty and staff at University of California, Irvine to improve preparedness and response capabilities at home, in their communities and on campus.


Name of Program: Manteca CERT
Geographic Area: City of Manteca, San Joaquin County
Point of Contact: Rex Osborn
Phone Number: (209) 456-7297
E-mail address: ROsborn@ci.manteca.ca.us
Website address: http://ci.manteca.ca.us/police/cert
Brief Description: Manteca CERT was established in January 2003 and has developed into a team of 26 CERT disaster service workers for the City of Manteca, and we have trained over 70 community members in CERT. The CERT program is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations. The 21 hour hands-on program is designed to train citizens in basic preparedness and response skills. Six members of our team responded to the call for assistance to Florida during the Hurricanes of 2004 and three members responded to the Hurricanes of 2005. A team of 10 CERT volunteers have also completed the "Train the Trainer" program.


Name of Program: Rio Vista CERT
Geographic Area: City of Rio Vista, Solano County
Point of Contact: Ron Jones
Title: Vice Mayor
Phone Number: (707) 374-6451
E-mail address: jones@ci.rio-vista.ca.us
Website address: http://www.rio-vista-ca.com
Brief Description: We have started a CERT program and just completed the training of 20 members. We will be continuing with the training of an additional group of 20 or more in June of 2006. Our goal is to have three teams in different areas of the city and have training sessions at least twice a year.


Name of Program: Riverside County CERT
Geographic Area: County of Riverside
Point of Contact: Anthony Coletta
Phone Number: (951) 955-4700
E-mail address: anthony.coletta@fire.ca.gov
Brief Description: Riverside County CERT provides CERT training utilizing FEMA/DHS standardized curriculum. Training programs are administered by Riverside County Emergency Services Coordinators within the County's five geographical OES divisions. All course and program managers are EMI CERT trained. Courses are managed by Riverside County OES staff and instructed by qualified OES, Fire Department and other subject matter experts from cooperating agencies. Riverside County OES also coordinates the County Wide "Operational Area CERT Program Manager's Group", which consists of the eight recognized CERT Training Programs within the County. These programs, which includes the County and seven local government programs, utilize standardized curriculum, coordinate class scheduling, share resources and facilitate County Wide CERT training activities. The goal of the Riverside County CERT Program as well as the County Wide CERT Program Manager's Group is to save lives through teaching self-sufficiency and personal empowerment in times of emergencies. Riverside County has a population of just under 3 million people and is over 7,500 square miles in size.


Name of Program: MONTEREY PARK CERT
Geographic Area: CITY OF MONTEREY PARK
Point of Contact: JAMES BIRRELL
Title: BATTALION CHIEF
Phone Number: (626) 307-1270
E-mail address: JBIRRELL@MONTEREYPARK.CA.GOV
Website address: http://www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us


Name of Program: City of San Rafael CERT (formerly DART)
Geographic Area: City of San Rafael
Point of Contact: John Montenero
Title: San Rafael City City Fire Chief
Phone Number: (415) 485-3304
E-mail address: John.montenero@ci.san-rafael.ca.us
Website address: http://www.cityofsanrafael.org/Government/Fire/Emergency_Preparedness.htm
Brief Description: Quarterly Training with a full 20 hour course. Follow-up training and instructor training for CERT volunteers. Neighborhood outreach for basic Family safety leading to CERT Classes. Additional SEMS/NIMS training available.


Name of Program: Sacramento CERT
Geographic Area: City of Sacramento
Point of Contact: Bill White, Capt.
Title: CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (916) 216-0327
E-mail address: wwhite@sfd.cityofsacramento.org
Website address: http://www.sacramentocert.net
Brief Description: Disaster preparedness program teaching citizens how to prepare both before and after a disaster. Trains volunteers to work with public safety agencies in time of disaster and also provides volunteer support for fire department in a non disaster environment.


Name of Program: San Marcos CERT
Geographic Area: San Marcos Fire Protection District
Point of Contact: Scott Hansen
Title: Battalion Chief
Phone Number: (760) 744-1050 3405
E-mail address: shansen@san-marcos.net
Website address: http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/
Brief Description: The San Marcos (CA) CERT program is administered by the San Marcos Fire Department. Its mission is to assist and supplement professional emergency responders during emergencie or unusual events.


Name of Program: City of Inglewood C.E.R.T. Program
Geographic Area: Inglewood
Point of Contact: Darryl Rouzan
Phone Number: (310) 412-5530
E-mail address: drouzan1@cityofinglewood.org
Website address: http://www.cityofinglewood.org


Name of Program: South El Monte CERT Program
Geographic Area: South El Monte
Point of Contact: Mariana Acosta
Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Phone Number: (626) 579-6540 3227
E-mail address: macosta@soelmonte.org


Name of Program: Vista CERT program
Geographic Area: San Diego, Vista
Point of Contact: Ned Vander Pol
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (760) 643-2801
E-mail address: nvanderpol@ci.vista.ca.us
Website address: http://www.vistacert.org
Brief Description: Provide training to residents on the various components of CERT and also on personal disaster preparedness. The Vista CERT program is open to all residents serviced by the Vista Fire Department. Please contact the fire department for further information and details regarding the next CERT training.


Name of Program: Tribal Emergency Response Team (TERT)
Geographic Area: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Bernardino County, CA (Indian Reservation)
Point of Contact: Chris Walters
Phone Number: (909) 382-2222
E-mail address: cwalters@sanmanuel.com
Website address: http://www.sanmanuel.com
Brief Description: The Tribal Emergency Response Team program (T.E.R.T.) was developed in accordance to the CERT curriculum to assist with disaster preparedness of our tribal and neighboring communities. Our instructors are graduates of the Emergency Management Institute and have extensive training and experience in emergency services, which include firefighting, search and rescue, and medical care. The 20-hour TERT, includes lessons on Earthquake Awareness/ Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Team Organization & Management, Terrorism, Basic First Aid and simulated training exercises. The curriculum was adapted from the CERT program that was developed by the Los Angeles City Fire Department and has been adopted by FEMA. The TERT members are trained to respond efficiently to assist with large-scale emergencies. TERT members are instructed to care for their family and neighbors and then report to incident staging area for an assignment. TERT members attend twenty hours of training sessions and are offered additional classes such as: CPR , EMT , Emergency Response to Terrorism, SEMS and other rescue courses. The TERT training is open to employees and tribal members free of charge and graduates receive certification along with basic rescue equipment. Call (909)382-2222 x275 for information regarding our next session.


Name of Program: NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: San Francisco
Point of Contact: Lt Erica Arteseros
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (415) 970-2022
E-mail address: sffdnert@sfgov.org
Website address: http://www.sfgov.org/sffdnert
Brief Description: The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services. There is no cost for the listed neighborhood training. Classes are approximately 3 hours per session.


Name of Program: Fillmore Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Ventura County
Point of Contact: Royce E Davis
Title: Deputy Chief
Phone Number: (805) 524-1500 316
E-mail address: rdavis@ci.fillmore.ca.us
Website address: http://www.fillmorefire.com/cert.html
Brief Description: Morning and evening classes. five classes per year. Instruction by former La City Fire CERT and FEMA Instructors. Classes Free


Name of Program: Berkeley Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
Geographic Area: City of Berkeley
Point of Contact: Dory Ehrlich
Title: Associate Analyst
Phone Number: (510) 981-5506
E-mail address: dehrlich@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/fire/oes.html
Brief Description: We train citizens to be prepared for disasters at home and in their neighborhoods, offering classes in Basic Personal Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Light Search & Rescue, Fire Suppression, Disaster Mental Health and Shelter Operations.


Name of Program: Pico Rivera CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Pico Rivera/Unincorporated areas of Whittier
Point of Contact: Ceci Cheng
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
Phone Number: (562) 801-2039
E-mail address: ccheng@pico-rivera.org
Brief Description: The City of Pico Rivera offers CERT training to promote and encourage residents to become more self-reliant, especially in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster. The City trains participants using the FEMA-approved 20+ hour course, and because the City is a contract city, the instructors are Los Angeles County Firefighters. The City's goal is to create and maintain neighborhoods filled with CERT members who will be able to take care of themselves, their families, and their neighbors in response to an emergency or disaster.


Name of Program: Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps CERT Teams
Geographic Area: Humboldt County
Point of Contact: Edward K Guyer
Title: Director- Tribal AmeriCorps Programs
Phone Number: (530) 625-5223 25
E-mail address: edguyer@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov/departments/tccc.htm
Brief Description: Each year 30 AmeriCorps TCCC members are trained as CERT Teams and First Responders.


Name of Program: Exeter Police Citizen Volunteers CERT
Geographic Area: Tulare-Kings County
Point of Contact: Bill Phillips
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: (559) 592-3103
E-mail address: bphillips@exeterpd.com
Brief Description: The Exeter Police Citizen Volunteers has been trained and implemented a CERT team. This organization was formed to be a rapid responce team to any community disaster or need. There are currently 13 trained volunteers and more will receive training at a later date. We have trained nine (9) to become trainers. These individuals will train the community through our Neighborhood Watch program.


Name of Program: Foster City CERT
Geographic Area: City of Foster City, San Mateo County
Point of Contact: Lee Bach
Phone Number: (650) 286-3357
E-mail address: lbach@fostercity.org
Website address: http://FostercityCERT.org
Brief Description: The Foster City CERT program follows the national program. Our goal is to train citizens how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.


Name of Program: Cambria Community Services District Fire-CERT
Geographic Area: Cambria CSD services district and surrounding areas
Point of Contact: Bob Putney
Title: Fire Chief
Phone Number: (805) 927-6240
E-mail address: bputney@cambriacsd.org
Website address: http://www.cambriacsd.org
Brief Description: The Cambria CSD Fire CERT program serves the community of Cambria and the surrounding area. The team was organized to help emergency reponders and the community prepare for and deal with disaster preparedness, planning, and response. The team has been operational for over 3 years and has been utilized and deployed 5 times.


Name of Program: Clovis CERT
Geographic Area: City of Clovis
Point of Contact: Chad Fitzgerald
Title: Emergency Preparedness Manager
Phone Number: (559) 324-2218
E-mail address: chadf@ci.clovis.ca.us
Website address: http://www.ci.clovis.ca.us
Brief Description: The mission of the Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT) is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters. Citizens who are prepared in advance can work as a team and provide essential services to their neighborhood and workplace in the event of a disaster. By training as a Clovis Emergency Response Team member (CERT), you can play a vital role in the City’s disaster recovery efforts. CERT volunteers reflect the value Clovis citizens place on public safety and the family values Clovis was built on. Through CERT volunteers, public safety is enhanced at the grass-roots level and citizens have an expanded voice in their community.


Name of Program: Norwalk CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Norwalk
Point of Contact: Raquel Vernola
Title: Lieutenant & Emergency Services Manager
Phone Number: (562) 929-5743
E-mail address: rvernola@ci.norwalk.ca.us
Brief Description: OBJECTIVE To prepare the citizens of Norwalk to become self-sufficient during and after a major emergency or disaster through the development of multifunctional teams cross-trained in basic survival skills.


Name of Program: Metro Fire CERT
Geographic Area: Sacramento County
Point of Contact: Allen Getreu
Title: CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (916) 566-4381
E-mail address: cert@smfd.ca.gov
Website address: http://www.smfd.ca.gov
Brief Description: The Sacramento Metro Fire District offers its citizens the full FEMA Community Emergency Response Team Program. Metro Fire CERT members receive 24 hours of initial training (one night a week for eight weeks). Continuing education consists of monthly drills, two basic refresher drills per year, an annual disaster drill, and once each year the Wildland Urban Interface Module, Flood/Swiftwater Awareness Training, and Hazmat First Responder Awareness Training is offered. Metro Fire has incorporated the use of CERT members into the emergency operations. The CERT members are the first in the country to deploy the FEMA's US&R CA TF-7 when activated. CERT members are used in the Sacramento County Emergency Operations Center, Sacramento County Sand Bag Stations, and have been used as a mutual aid resource to other Public Safety agencies. Metro Fire also uses CERTs to deliver many community service based programs such as Operation River Safe, Smoke Detector and Battery Installation, Neighborhood Emergency Training, and more. Metro Fire is a leading member in the Sacramento Region Citizens Corp Council. Metro Fire's CERT program produces many graduates for not only the County of Sacramento but also the City of Citrus Heights, City of Rancho Cordova, City of Folsom, and many other area's in and out side of Metro Fire's response area.


Name of Program: KRV CERT
Geographic Area: Kern River Valley and Kern County
Point of Contact: Thomas D Klein
Title: Coordinator
Phone Number: (760) 379-2797
E-mail address: krvcert@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.krvcert.com
Brief Description: KRV CERT is currently 60+ strong of cert members, and we are here to help the first responders in the Kern River Valley (Lake Isabella)area. We teach cert classes 3 times a year, in hopes to educate the public in disaster preparedness.


Name of Program: CORE - Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies
Geographic Area: Alameda County, City of Oakland
Point of Contact: Harriet Y Wright
Title: Emergency Planning Coordinator
Phone Number: (510) 238-6351
E-mail address: core@oaklandnet.com
Website address: http://www.oaklandcore.org
Brief Description: Mission of CORE is to promote the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor and to provide the highest quality emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness and response training for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in Oakland.


Name of Program: San Jose State CERT- Campus Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Santa Clara County
Point of Contact: Spencer Wong
Title: Emergency Preparedness Assistant
Phone Number: (408) 924-2230
E-mail address: spencer.wong@sjsu.edu
Website address: http://www.sjsupd.com/pages/special/cert.html
Brief Description: Based on the FEMA CERT program, students, faculty, and staff are trained in disaster medicine, psychology, search and rescue, fire suppresion, and more techniques specifically related to our University.


Name of Program: Mill Valley CERT Team
Geographic Area: City of Mill Valley (city limits) in Marin County, California
Point of Contact: Michael St. John
Title: Captain, Mill Valley Fire Department
Phone Number: (415) 389-4130
E-mail address: mstjohn@cityofmillvalley.org
Website address: epc@cityofmillvalley.org
Brief Description: The Mission of the Mill Valley CERT TEAM, an organization of CERT-trained citizen volunteers, is to assist the Mill Valley Public Safety Departments in responding to disasters and major emergencies. The Mill Valley CERT TEAM provides opportunities for Mill Valley citizens to serve their community in times of need. The Goals of the Mill Valley CERT TEAM are: 1. To provide ongoing training to members to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters. 2. To recruit new members from the graduates of the CERT course and keep current members engaged in the organization. 3. To build strong and effective response teams within each of the Mill Valley CERT Divisions. 4. To build a self-sustaining organization which works closely with the Mill Valley Fire Department.


Name of Program: Long Beach CERT
Geographic Area: Long Beach
Point of Contact: Chris Milburn
Title: Firefighter/CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (562) 570-2519
E-mail address: christopher_milburn@longbeach.gov
Website address: http://www.longbeach.gov/fire/cert/default.asp


Name of Program: Valley Center CERT
Geographic Area: Valley Center, Pauma Valley
Point of Contact: George Lucia
Title: Fire Marshal
Phone Number: (760) 751-7600 232
E-mail address: glucia@vcfpd.org
Website address: http://srea.org
Brief Description: Our goal is to support the Valley Center Fire Protection District in its role as the primary emergency responder for the Valley Center community. We also plan to be a provider of backup emergency communication for the District.


Name of Program: Contra Costa Community College District CERT
Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
Point of Contact: Teddy M Terstegge
Title: Emergency Services Coordinator/CERT Program Manager
Phone Number: (925) 439-1505
E-mail address: tterstegge@losmedanos.edu
Website address: http://www.4cd.net/police_services/
Brief Description: The Contra Costa Community College District CERT is dedicated to the protection and service of the Contra Costa Community College District and its neighboring communities. The CCCCD CERT works, under guidance by District Police, to provide emergency preparedness and response support for all district campuses and facilities. For further information about our program, please contact Emergency Services Coordinator/CERT Program Manager Teddy M. Terstegge at (925)439-1505.


Name of Program: City of Emeryville Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Northern Alameda County
Point of Contact: George Warren
Title: Deputy Fire Marshal
Phone Number: (510) 596-3759
E-mail address: gwarren@ci.emeryville.ca.us
Brief Description: The program is designed to prepare residents and businesses to be able to help themselves, their families, neighbors and the community in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Training is available to residents and business alike. The instructors are all members of the Emeryviulle FD.


Name of Program: City of San Mateo CERT
Geographic Area: City of San Mateo
Point of Contact: Robert Cook
Title: Firefighter - Paramedic
Phone Number: (650) 522-7960
E-mail address: rcook@cityofsanmateo.org
Website address: http://www.sanmateocert.org
Brief Description: Hosted by the San Mateo Fire Department and the City of San Mateo, this 18 hour, 6 week course teaches residents how to be self sufficient during the first few days after a major disaster in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sign-ups can be done through the Parks and Recreation Departments' Registration site at www.erecreg.com. CERT is listed under "Adult Leisure Activities".


Name of Program: CORE - Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies
Geographic Area: Alameda County, City of Oakland
Point of Contact: Harriet Y Wright
Title: Emergency Planning Coordinator
Phone Number: (510) 238-6351
E-mail address: core@oaklandnet.com
Website address: http://www.oaklandcore.org
Brief Description: Mission of CORE is to promote the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor and to provide the highest quality emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness and response training for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in Oakland.


Name of Program: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District CERT
Geographic Area: San Ramon Valley
Point of Contact: Danielle Bell Bell
Title: Emergency Coordinator
Phone Number: (925) 838-6697
E-mail address: dbell@srvfire.ca.gov
Website address: http://www.srvfpd.dst.ca.us/volunteers/cert.htm
Brief Description: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is based on a simple observation: in major emergencies, professional emergency services are overloaded immediately. For example, the San Ramon Valley (which includes: San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Diablo, Blackhawk and Morgan Territory) has 41 firefighters, and approximately 15 sworn Police Officers on duty on any given day. That is approximately 60 first responders for a community of 150,000 people, which is adequate for normal emergencies, rescues and crimes. However, if a mass emergency traps or injures just 2 % of the inhabitants, there are instantly 3,000 victims, many with major injuries. The goal is to get as many people trained from different areas within the San Ramon Valley as possible. For example, we would like to have at least one person trained per community instead of 50 in one area. This will enable the entire Valley to be prepared, rather than just one specific neighborhood. Please contact us and we will get you signed up!


Name of Program: City of South San Francisco Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: City of South San Francisco, Ca
Point of Contact: John Grimaldi
Phone Number: (650) 829-7222
E-mail address: john.grimaldi@ssf.net
Brief Description: The City of South San Francisco Fire Department offers a FEMA CERT program to its citizens, community groups, and businesses. The program follows the format designed by the LAFD and consists of training in the areas of disaster preparedness, disaster fire supression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization, a course review, and a final disaster simulation involving all that the participants have learned in the previous training. It is the goal of the South San Francisco Fire Department to prepare its citizens to render immediate life saving and life sustaining efforts in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: City of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City Limits of Fairfield
Point of Contact: Jerry E Clark
Title: Assistant Fire Marshal, Fairfield Fire Department
Phone Number: (707) 428-7341
E-mail address: jclark@ci.fairfield.ca.us
Brief Description: PREFACE: The City of Fairfield's CERT Program is a joint effort between the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, City Managers Office, and select civic groups. The CERT training is designed to prepare Faifield residents to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. The goal is to train and equip volunteer teams to operate during the first 48 to 72 hours after a major disaster when normal emergency forces are unavailable. Training will provide members with general emergency preparedness, basic first aid, security, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, and public safety.


Name of Program: Glendale CERT
Geographic Area: Los Angeles
Point of Contact: Tanya Gregorian
Title: Public Education Coordinator
Phone Number: (818) 548-6404
E-mail address: tgregorian@ci.glendale.ca.us
Website address: http://www.glendalefire.org
Brief Description: The mission of the Glendale CERT Program is to train Glendale Citizens to assist in saving and sustaining lives following an emergency or disastrous event by applying basic response and organizational skills to their communities, families, and neighborhoods, until professional emergency response arrives.


Name of Program: Lake County "Disaster Assistance Response Team" - D.A.R.T
Geographic Area: Lake County Operational Area
Point of Contact: Christopher Rivera
Title: OES Coordinator/Sergeant
Phone Number: (707) 262-4090
E-mail address: cpr@co.lake.ca.us
Website address: http://lakesheriff.com
Brief Description: The Lake County Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical related operations. DART members are trained to assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. DART members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their communities or as directed or requested by and through their Coordinator and Team Leaders.


Name of Program: Rio Vista CERT
Geographic Area: City of Rio Vista
Point of Contact: Scott Bahrenfuss
Title: Fire Captain
Phone Number: (707) 374-2233
E-mail address: sbahrenfuss@ci.rio-vista.ca.us
Brief Description: To educate the citizens of Rio Vista to be better prepared to take care of themselves, their family, friends, and neighbors in the event of a disaster of any type until trained emergency responders can arrive on the scene. To establish Community Emergency Response Teams as emergency management resources, volunteer pools to help during an emergency, and to perform projects that improve our community's preparedness to meet an emergency.


Name of Program: La Mirada CERT
Geographic Area: La Mirada
Point of Contact: Anthony Santos
Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone Number: (562) 943-0131 2991
E-mail address: asantos@cityoflamirada.org
Website address: http://www.cityoflamirada.org
Brief Description: La Mirada CERT is a volunteer organization in the City of La Mirada dedicated to proactive emergency preparedness and response activities. CERT training is offered in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and is held at least twice a year. The next training is scheduled for January 13, 20, and 27, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CERT members participate in refresher meetings every other month. Additionally, La Mirada CERT has played an integral role in the annual Citywide disaster drill, performing search and rescue, triage, and coordinating with emergency responders in the field. For additional information about La Mirada CERT, you may contact Anthony Santos, Emergency Management Coordinator at (562) 902-2991 or via email at asantos@cityoflamirada.org.


Name of Program: City of Claremont CERT
Geographic Area: City of Claremont
Point of Contact: Stan Van Horn
Title: Captain
Phone Number: (909) 399-5406
E-mail address: svanhorn@ci.claremont.ca.us
Brief Description: Provide disaster and event assistance to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the City of Claremont Police Department.


Name of Program: Hayward CERT
Geographic Area: City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District
Point of Contact: Charmaine Giel
Title: Staff Captain
Phone Number: (510) 583-4948
E-mail address: charmaine.giel@hayward-ca.gov
Brief Description: CERT Program provides training to City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District residents. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors in the event of a major disaster.