CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

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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. Click here for more details.


CERT Training

27 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 27-hour CERT Basic Training program
  • Completion of Disaster Service Worker application
  • At least 18 years of age

Upcoming Classes

2017 Spring Session

Session begins in May: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13 and 20.
*New students must attend all dates!

2017 Fall Session

Session begins in November: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. November 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 11 and 18.
*New students must attend all dates!

CERT Interest Form

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This is only an interest submittal. Completion of this form does not constitute enrollment for any class or session. Additional information will be sent, via email, as the training class approaches. You will be asked to confirm your attendance at that time.


  • Each class is limited to 40 students.
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
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1st Interest
1st Interest
2nd Interest
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