Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Program
Posted on 05/28/2019

Date: May 28, 2019

Contact Person: Mandy Wong

Title: Public Safety Supervisor

Phone Number: (626) 569-2168



The City of Rosemead Public Safety Department, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, is now accepting applications for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. This training course will be held on three (3) consecutive Saturdays, September 7, 14, and 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Rosemead Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770.

The CERT program educates participants about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact specific neighborhoods during an emergency and trains residents in basic disaster response skills. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT graduates can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT graduates also are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

The CERT training will be taught by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the courses are a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on training in:

• Emergency Preparedness
• Fire Safety
• Emergency Medical Response
• Light Search and Rescue Operations
• CERT Organization
• Disaster Psychology
• Terrorism and CERT
• Disaster Simulation

To become a CERT graduate, participants must complete the 20 hours of Mandatory CERT training. The CERT training program is offered to Rosemead residents and anyone over 18 years of age. Class space is limited, and applications are now being accepted.

Applications need to be submitted by August 22, 2019.