what is cert?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Visit the CERT Academy section for information on the CERT training program open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by County Fire: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the unincorporated surrounding areas.
Watch this FEMA video and learn what CERT is all about and how volunteers can help their communities in case of a disaster.
This FEMA video shows how CERT members organize and deploy themselves after a disaster.