If you are a community member that is interested in any of the following:
Understanding how you can get yourself and/or your loved ones prepared for disaster
Wants to learn how to help others if there is a disaster
Interested to find out about the different roles for public safety before, during or after disasters, environmetnal or man made
Citizens who want a really cool, free green helmet and reflector vest*
WHAT IS CERT?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness. It trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Want to learn more about CERT? Check out Ready.gov and read all about this nationwide volunteer training program.
Any member of our community can be a member of CERT. The more the merrier!
For risk and insurance purposes, if you are under 14 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian volunteer with you.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Anyone who is interested in joining CERT should commit to attend the CERT Academy, a three day training program. After that, it is a (voluntary) only one night per month, for two hours and then a (required) annual incident training event.
CERT TRAINING & MEETING SCHEDULE
Current Academy Offering:
Feburary 23rd, March 2nd and March 9th from 8:20 am to 4:30 pm
*This Academy is faciliated through the Monterey CERT Program. To reserve a space, send an email to training, or call 831-646-3416.
Ongoing Monthly Meetings
The 4th Wednesday of the Month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Annual Disaster Training:
To be Determined.
CERT training is available to everyone. There is no charge for participating in the program.