CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Welcome to the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Information Page.
Our Mission Statement
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team (LGMS CERT) is an all-volunteer, community-based emergency preparedness organization, supported by and operating within the command structure of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. The primary mission of LGMS CERT is to provide support and assistance to our communities and emergency services personnel during emergencies or disasters. But an equally important mission is to increase the overall level of disaster readiness by training and educating individuals within the communities of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno in emergency preparedness and basic disaster response techniques.
Santa Clara County Fire Emergency Preparedness & Safety Adult Series Free Training
Are You Prepared for a Medical Emergency?
- Recognize medical emergencies and when to call 9-1-1. Learn how to report 9-1-1 emergencies and what to do before help arrives. Be prepared with completed medical documents and explore resources for family members and hired caregivers. Instructor: Fire Dept.
Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety:
- Protect against fraud and identity theft. Discuss personal safety and home security protection methods. Identify suspicious activity and know when to report it. Understand fire risks and practice safety habits to prevent fires. Develop a home escape plan. Instructors: Law Enforcement & Fire Dept.
Fall Prevention & Wellness Resources:
- Identify fall risks and learn simple and effective home modifications to prevent falls. Get connected with community resources to maintain safety and wellness. Meet local firefighters and see the fire engine and equipment. Instructor: Stanford Health Care & Fire Dept.
Be Ready: Be Prepared for Disasters
- Learn about Bay Area disaster risks, how to make a plan and prepare for a disaster, disaster supply kit contents, and how to stay informed during and after the disaster. Learn about important communication systems and how to communicate with your support network during a disaster. Instructor: Fire Dept.
For more information, search our safety & emergency classes at: Santa Clara County Fire Department
Become a CERT Member
You can find your CERT neighborhood by viewing the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno CERT Neighborhood Map.
This course is designed to be a fun, interactive learning experience for adults of all ages. The final session is an exercise that includes a disaster drill and fire extinguisher training. Please confirm your attendance, as seats are limited. All Sessions are required to graduate. There is a $35 Fee for the CERT Academy. For more information on the CERT program please contact Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator at (408) 354-6853 or e-mail Santa Clara County Fire email@example.com
Spring CERT Academy Dates
|Date||CERT Academy (In-Person||Times||Location|
|5/2/23||Disaster Preparedness||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/4/23||CERT Organization & Fire Safety||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/9/23||Light Search & Rescue||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/11/23||Disaster Medical Operations I||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/16/23||Disaster Medical Operations II||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/18/23||Disaster Psychology & Terrorism||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|5/20/23||Hands-on Skills Training & Graduation||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Quinlan Community Center|
|Date||CERT Academy (In-Person)||Times|
|9/5/23||Disaster Preparedness||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/7/23||CERT Organization & Fire Safety||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/12/23||Light Search & Rescue||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/14/23||Disaster Medical Operations I||6:00 PM - 6:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/19/23||Disaster Medical Operations II||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/21/23||Disaster Psychology & Terrorism||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||JCC Los Gatos|
|9/23/23||Hands-on Skills Training & Graduation||9:00 AM - 12:30 PM||JCC Los Gatos|