CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT Program

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, implemented in many communities across the country, is designed to increase individual and community preparedness and self-reliance in the event of man-made or natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially recognized CERT as an important part of a community's disaster preparedness readiness. The City of Corona Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team program prepares individuals for increased self-reliance which can supplement City resources in the event of a disaster or other major emergency. CERT volunteers are trained in emergency procedures and are duly registered as Disaster Service Workers in accordance with the California Government Code and the City of Corona Municipal Code. 

20 hours of classroom and hands-on training will prepare the student for all types of hazards and disasters. Classes will be held at the city's Public Safety Training Center or the Fire Department Training Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 2 additional Saturdays.

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Disaster Communications
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Simulation

CERT Member Requirements

  • Successful completion of the 20-hour CERT Basic Training program
  • Completion of Disaster Service Worker application
  • At least 18 years of age

Get Notified about Upcoming Training Sessions, Fill out the Interest Form Below!

If you are interested in the next English CERT Training Program, please fill out an interest form below! Session registration is first open to those who submit interest forms, then posted here on our website if open session slots remain. A wait list is also generated by interest forms.

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This is only an interest submittal. Completion of this form does not constitute enrollment for any class or session. You will be contacted to confirm your interest in the program as the training class approaches. 


  • Each class is limited to 40 students.
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
Please complete the following information:
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