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.
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
2017 Winter Session
Our Fall session was originally scheduled to be delivered over several nights and weekends in November, we have moved to a compacted Winter schedule to take place at the beginning of December. Dates and times for the Winter session are provided below. Students must attend all dates.
Friday December 1, 2017: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WINTER SESSION IS NOW CLOSED. CLASS FULL. PLEASE USE INTEREST FORM BELOW FOR 2018 SESSIONS.
If you are interested in the CERT Training Program, but can't make it to the Winter Session, fill out an interest form below for the next session.