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Posted on: January 13, 2023

2023 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy Spring Training

Join Your Local CERT Today!

What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members prepare, organize and work together as a team to provide essential services to their community during and after a disaster.

Each City has its own organized CERT program. CERTs strengthen neighborhood resiliency and play a vital role in their City's disaster response efforts.

NOW AVAILABLE:  Hybrid and In-Person CERT Academy Training

Skills taught during both Academies include organizing resources, medical operations, basic search and rescue, how to use a fire extinguisher and damage assessment. Academy schedules below.

  • HYBRID Academy training will include live weekly online learning modules for 9 weeks and two In-person skills training sessions.
  • IN-PERSON Academy training will meet twice a week in the evenings for three weeks and one skills training session.

Participant Commitment

Participants must attend and participate in all online or in-person classes and skills straining sessions to receive a CERT course completion certificate.

Registration $35 (includes basic safety equipment)

Find out more about the HYBRID Academy.  

Find out more about the IN-PERSON Academy.  

Questions:  Contact Gracie Hernandez, Sr. CERT Specialist

Phone:  (408) 341-4425

Email:  CERT@sccfd.org

Santa Clara County Fire Department

In the event of an area wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications and provide support to first responders.

2023 CERT HYBRID ACADEMY TRAINING SCHEDULE

HYBRID Academy:  January - March

Week 1 (Online)  January 25, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 1:  Disaster Preparedness

Week 2 (Online)  February 1, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 2:  CERT Organization

Week 3 (Online)  February 8, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 3:  Disaster Medical Operations 1

Week 4 (Online)  February 15, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 4:  Disaster Medical Operations 2

Week 5 (Online)  February 22, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 5:  Disaster Psychology

Week 6 (Online)  March 1, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 6:  Fire Safety & Utility Control

Week 7 (Online)  March 8, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 7:  Light Search & Rescue

Skills Session Day 1 (In Person)  March 11, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Hands-on Skills Training, Location:  Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino

Week 8 (Online)  March 15, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Unit 8:  Terrorism Awareness

Week 9 (Online)  March 22, Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm  Final Exam

Skills Session Day 2 (In Person)  March 25, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Hands-on Skills Training & Graduation, Location:  Saratoga Senior Center, 19655 Allendale Ave, Saratoga

IN-PERSON Academy:  May

Class 1 (In Person)  May 2, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 1:  Disaster Preparedness

Class 2 (In Person)  May 4, Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 2:  CERT Organization; Unit 4:  Fire Safety & Utility Control

Class 3 (In Person)  May 9, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 7:  Light Search & Rescue

Class 4 (In Person)  May 11, Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 3:  Disaster Medical Operations 1

Class 5 (In Person)  May 16, Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 4:  Disaster Medical Operations 2

Class 6 (In Person)  May 18, Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm  Unit 5:  Disaster Psychology; Unit 8:  Terrorism Awareness

Skills Session (In Person)  May 20, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm  Hands-on Skills Training & Graduation, Location:  Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino

Santa Clara County Fire Department (408) 378-4010; www.sccfd.org 

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