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    Name of Program: Moreno Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Moreno Valley and Riverside County
    Point of Contact: LeAnn Coletta, CEM
    Phone Number: 9514133800
    E-mail address: movaltc@moval.org
    Website address: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/emergency/cert/cert.shtml
    Brief Description: Moreno Valley CERT began on September 30, 1998. Since then, we have offered training four to six times per year. By far, the favorite part of the training is the final disaster exercise. CERT members conduct search and rescue for live victims who are moulaged with simulated injuries. CERT members utilize triage techniques; perform victim extrication; manage the treatment area; and provide treatment. To improve their skills, CERT members are invited to attend additional training provided to graduates free of charge by our Disaster Services Training Center. They are: Emergency Response to Terrorism; CPR and First Aid; Automated External Defibrillator; NIMS/ICS/SEMS; Blood Borne Pathogens; and Moulage Simulation Techniques. Graduates are invited to participate in citywide disaster exercises and safety fairs. CERT training is $15.00 and graduates receive a backpack, hard hat, vest, flashlight, gloves, goggles and certificate.

    Moreno Valley CERT is endorsed by the City of Moreno Valley. For more information on Moreno Valley CERT or the City of Moreno Valley, please contact LeAnn Coletta at (951) 413-3809, or email at movaltc@moval.org.

    Name of Program: Compton Unified School District CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
    Point of Contact: Danny E Battles
    Title: Police Sergeant / Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Phone Number: 3106046580 46580
    E-mail address: dbattles@compton.k12.ca.us
    Brief Description: Train parents and volunteers to respond to the school district during a disaster/emergency. Train all individuals who are interested in the CERT training for their own use.

    Name of Program: Avalon CERT/Catalina Island
    Geographic Area: Catalina Island
    Point of Contact: Burt Lyon
    Phone Number: 3105102015
    E-mail address: belyon@lasd.org
    Brief Description: The Avalon CERT is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Department and Fire Departments. The CERT members are part of the Sheriff’s Department Volunteer Program. A 25 hour CERT training is used to prepare Catalina Island residents to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or disaster. Catalina Island is isolated and residents need to be prepared to take care of themselves during an emergency. CERT training is available to all residents, businesses, and civic groups on Catalina Island.

    For more information on Avalon CERT/Catalina Island or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Departments, please contact Deputy Burt Lyon at (310) 510-2015 or email at belyon@lasd.org.

    Name of Program: Belmont – San Carlos CERT (BSC CERT)
    Geographic Area: Cities of Belmont & San Carlos
    Point of Contact: Patrick Halleran
    Title: Sergeant
    Phone Number: 6505957400
    E-mail address: path@belmont.gov
    Website address: http://www.belmont.gov
    Brief Description: Belmont – San Carlos CERT is a cooperative effort between the Belmont Police Department, San Carlos Police Department and the Belmont – San Carlos Fire Department to provide training and establish partnerships between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are trained in: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Fire Suppression Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Operations Disaster Psychology/Team Organization Terrorism.

    Name of Program: Corte Madera Fire Department CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Marin County
    Point of Contact: Paul Hager
    Title: Battalion Chief
    Phone Number: 4159275077
    E-mail address: phager@ci.corte-madera.ca.us
    Brief Description: CERT Program in Corte Madera is a coordinated and organized by Corte Madera Fire Department. It is a condense 10 hours course which follows FEMA CERT Program. Cost is $30.00 and on completion of course all members received a CERT roll bag containing: one flash light with batteries, a helmet, vest, eye glasses, whistle and a pair of gloves. CERT program covers: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Materials, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Prevention/Suppression, and aDisaster Simulation.

    Name of Program: City of Corona Fire Department CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Corona, Northwest Riverside County
    Point of Contact: Lynn Mata
    Phone Number: 9517362458
    E-mail address: lynn.mata@ci.corona.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.DiscoverCorona.com/CERT
    Brief Description: The City of Corona Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Team program mission is to increase through training and preparation, the self-sufficiency and survivability of Corona’s people, businesses and government, for all foreseeable disasters. The CERT Program is a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching individuals to take care of family and neighbors and to assess hazards after a disaster as part of a trained team. The 30 hour FEMA based course is free to Corona area residents and includes training in;

    Disaster Preparedness
    Fire Safety
    Disaster Medical
    CPR
    First Aid
    Light Search and Rescue
    Disaster Psychology
    CERT Organization
    Terrorism

    For more information on City of Corona Fire Department CERT Program, please contact Lynn Mata at 951-736-2458 or email at lynn.mata@ci.corona.ca.us.

    City of Corona Fire Department CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Corona Fire Department. For more information on the City of Corona Fire Department, please contact Lynn Mata at 951-736-2458 or email at lynn.mata@ci.corona.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Villa Park CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County, City of Villa Park
    Point of Contact: Jorge Garcia
    Phone Number: 7149981500
    E-mail address: jgarcia@villapark.org
    Website address: http://www.villapark.org
    Brief Description: The volunteer Villa Park CERT program is a key component of the City of Villa Park Emergency Preparedness and Operations response. Our mission is to provide Villa Park residents and first responders a quality resource for safety education, hazard mitigation, emergency response assistance, and other volunteer efforts.

    For more information on Villa Park CERT, please contact Jorge Garcia at 714-998-1500 or email at jgarcia@villapark.org.

    Villa Park CERT is endorsed by the City of Villa Park Emergency Services. For more information on the City of Villa Park Emergency Services, please contact Jorge Garcia at 714-998-1500 or email at jgarcia@villapark.org

    Name of Program: Redwood City Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: City of Redwood City
    Point of Contact: Ernie Gomez
    Title: Fire Captain
    Phone Number: 6507807400
    E-mail address: egomez@redwoodcity.org
    Website address: egomez@redwoodcity.org
    Brief Description: The Redwood City CERT Program educates people 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.

    Name of Program: Home Emergency Assistance Team (HEAT)
    Geographic Area: City of Santa Clara
    Point of Contact: John Combs
    Title: Fire Captain
    Phone Number: 4086154940
    E-mail address: Jcombs@ci.santa-clara.ca.us
    Brief Description: The HEAT program began in 1995. Since the program began, hundreds of participants have learned about the City’s emergency organization and have received the 20-hour training. The training, which consists of 4 classes, covers safety, awareness, preparation, utility control and fire suppression, basic medical care, damage assessment, light search and rescue, communications, terrorism awareness, and HEAT team management. Each participant receives a student manual, safety helmet and vest, and graduation certificate. The fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple covers the cost of materials. More individuals belonging to schools, churches, businesses, and other community organizations are being assembled to take the HEAT training or are being targeted for training in an attempt to have every neighborhood in the City with a functioning civilian disaster emergency response team.

    Home Emergency Assistance Team (HEAT) is endorsed by the Santa Clara Fire Department. For more information on Home Emergency Assistance Team (HEAT) or the Santa Clara Fire Department, please contact John Combs at 408-615-4940 or email Jcombs@ci.santa-clara.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Topanga CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County Topanga Canyon
    Point of Contact: Brad Davis
    Phone Number: 3104562489
    E-mail address: bdavis@ci.malibu.ca.us
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Friends of the Arson Watch and Disaster Service and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Topanga CERT is trained to provide disaster aid to residents of Topanga Canyon and the vicinity. For additional information contact Brad Davis at 310-445-0673.

    Name of Program: Walnut Creek CERT
    Geographic Area: Walnut Creek
    Point of Contact: Gayle Vasser
    Phone Number: 9259435899
    E-mail address: vassar@walnut-creek.org
    Website address: http://www.walnut-creek.org
    Brief Description: The Walnut Creek Citizen Corps Council uses CERT to help residents fulfill the council mission of “Helping Others Help Themselves to Prevent, Prepare and Prevail in the Event of Emergency.” In partnership with the City of Walnut Creek and the Contra Costa Fire District, Walnut Creek CERT follows the FEMA-approved 20-hour training to teach people basic disaster preparedness, utility control, disaster medicine and light search and rescue. Classes include lectures and hands-on exercises. CERT graduates are given opportunities for continuing education throughout each year, sponsored by the Walnut Creek Citizen Corps Council. Working in coordination with Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

    Walnut Creek CERT is endorsed by the City of Walnut Creek. For more information on Walnut Creek CERT or the City of Walnut Creek, please call Gayle Vassar at (925) 943-5895 or email at vassar@walnut-creek.org.

    Name of Program: Lamorinda CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
    Point of Contact: Ken Tom
    Phone Number: 9255704053
    E-mail address: ttkentom@aol.com
    Brief Description: The collective Cities of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda provide Community Emergency Response Training in the Lamorinda area for residents and businesses. CERT neighbors, friends, and family prepare for emergencies BEFORE a disaster strikes. Lamorinda CERT uses a 20-hour FEMA training curriculum, most of which is hands-on! All drill and ongoing training efforts are coordinated between Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and RACES, Contra Costa County Citizen Corps, and local jurisdictions.

    For more information on Lamorinda CERT, please contact Ken Tom at (925) 570-4053 or email at ttkentom@aol.com.

    Lamorinda CERT is endorsed by the Moraga Police Department. For more information about the Moraga Police Department, please contact Chief Robert Priebe at (925) 888-7056 or email at priebe@moraga.ca.us.

    Name of Program: San Juan Capistrano CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County
    Point of Contact: Mike Cantor
    Title: Emergency Services Coordinator
    Phone Number: 9492344565
    E-mail address: mcantor@sanjuancapistrano.org
    Website address: http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/CERT
    Brief Description: The City of San Juan Capistrano’s CERT program was developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian work force. When an individual has met the needs of his/her family, then he/she is available to assist the City by responding during disaster situations where the number and scope of incidents have overwhelmed the conventional emergency services.

    San Juan Capistrano CERT is endorsed by the City of San Juan Capistrano. For more information on the City of San Juan Capistrano, or the City of San Juan Capistrano CERT program, please contact Mike Cantor at (949) 234-4565 or email at mcantor@sanjuancapistrano.org.

    Name of Program: City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Teams
    Geographic Area: City of Fremont
    Point of Contact: Ron McCormick
    Phone Number: 5104944244
    E-mail address: FirePubEd@fremont.gov
    Website address: http://www.FremontCERT.org
    Brief Description: Part of the Fremont Citizen Corps Council, The City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to help the citizens of Fremont become better prepared to survive and to safely respond to the needs of their families, neighbors and other residents after a major disaster such as an earthquake, terrorist attack, severe storm, or other catastrophic event. Despite our successes, we still have gaps in making our community as disaster resistant as it could potentially be.

    Our CERT program prepares our citizens to mitigate hazards, survive disasters and to render aid to others as local public safety resources are overwhelmed by the demands of a disaster. By enhancing our public outreach, training and equipment caches for our CERT program, we can truly make Fremont a disaster resistant community. The training is 20 hours long and follows the curriculum established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The training includes instruction on: – Utility control shut-off (gas, water, and electricity) – Small fire extinguishment – Disaster medical aid – Use of Family Radio Service (FRS) radios – Safe removal of trapped victims – Light Search & Rescue techniques – Psychology of disaster response – Disaster response as a team – Hands-on skills training session Upon completion of the CERT course, residents are able to function as a member of trained teams, armed with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to safely help themselves, their families, and their community.

    After the training, CERT members are invited to join CERT District teams, along with neighborhood teams, to help those in need after a disaster. CERT members participate in scheduled drills twice a year to maintain their skills. CERT also offers a variety of continuing education courses.

    For more information about The City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Teams, please contact us at (510) 494-4244, or email at FirePubEd@fremont.gov.

    The City of Fremont Community Emergency Response Teams is endorsed by the City of Fremont Fire Department. For more information about the City of Fremont, Fire Department, please contact us at (510) 494-4244, or email at FirePubEd@fremont.gov.

    Name of Program: Loyola Marymount University Community Disaster Education (LMUCDE)
    Geographic Area: Westchester / LAX
    Point of Contact: Gwen Bolden
    Title: Executive Director South Central Los Angeles Citizen Corps Council
    Phone Number: 3232936581
    E-mail address: gwenbolden@sbcglobal.net
    Website address: http://www.lmu.edu/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=9907
    Brief Description: The Loyola Marymount University Commuity Disaster Education Program is taught by the Department of Public Safety Disaster Prepardness Unit. It consists of a 20 hour CERT program that follows the FEMA training standards. In addition, it covers disaster prepardeness, mitigation, response and recovery issues and procedures specific to Universities. Please contact Thomas Redmann, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator at 310-338-2893 for more information or to schedule a class. All courses are taught on campus and are free of charge.

    Name of Program: La Quinta C.E.R.T.
    Geographic Area: La Quinta and ajoining unicorporated areas
    Point of Contact: Greg Butler
    Phone Number: 7607777015
    E-mail address: gbutler@la-quinta.org
    Website address: http://www.la-quinta.org
    Brief Description: Citywide Emergency Response Team to include trained FEMA CERT volunteers, Ham radio operators, first aid/CPR, EOC support, shelter support ,SAR, traffic control activities in support of the city during emergency situations.

    La Quinta C.E.R.T is endorsed by the City of La Quinta. For more information on La Quinta C.E.R.T or the City of La Quinta, please contact Greg Butler at 760-777-7015 or email at gbutler@la-quinta.org.

    Name of Program: City of Del Mar – Del Mar CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County
    Point of Contact: Patrick Oneil
    Phone Number: 8587551522
    E-mail address: poneil@delmar.ca.us

    Name of Program: Oak Park CERT
    Geographic Area: Ventura County
    Point of Contact: Diane Starzak
    Phone Number: 8188892361
    E-mail address: distarzak@sbcglobal.net
    Website address: http://www.oakparknow.com
    Brief Description: 1. Continue to promote CERT training.
    2. Recruit and Maintain team readiness.
    3. Promote community preparedness in concert with: schools, churches, local government, and emergency responders.

    For more information on Oak Park CERT, please contact Diane Starzak at (818) 889-2361 or email at distarzak@sbcglobal.net.

    Oak Park CERT is endorsed by the Ventura County Fire Department. For more information on the Ventura County Fire Department, please contact Dr. Ramona Armijo at (805) 389-9702 or email at ramona.armijo@ventura.org.

    Name of Program: Aptos/La Selva Fire District CERT
    Geographic Area: Aptos, La Selva
    Point of Contact: Mike Conrad
    Phone Number: 8316856690
    E-mail address: mikec@aptosfire.com
    Website address: http://www.aptosfire.com
    Brief Description: As Epicenter for the 89 Loma Prieta Earthquake, started program using SFFD program as a model. Provide training to neighborhood groups and business’s. Current goal is to get all schools on board.

    A 20 hour neighborhood based CERT program. Follows standards set by SFFD and LAFD. CERT works directly with fire department within the ICS system.

    For more information about the Aptos/La Selva Fire District CERT, please call Captain Mike Conrad at 831-685-6690 or email at mikec@aptosfire.com.

    Aptos/La Selva Fire District CERT is sponsored by the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department. For more information about the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department, please call Captain Mike Conrad at 831-685-6690 or email at mikec@aptosfire.com.

    Name of Program: Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove CERT
    Geographic Area: Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove (CSA 107)
    Point of Contact: Michelle Roberts
    Title: CERT Program Manager
    Phone Number: 7607442186
    E-mail address: michelle-roberts@sbcglobal.net
    Brief Description: Neighbors helping neighbors.

    Name of Program: City of Coronado CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Coronado
    Point of Contact: Mike Blood
    Phone Number: 6195227378
    E-mail address: mblood@coronado.ca.us
    Brief Description: The Coronado CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.

    City of Coronado CERT is endorsed by the City of Coronado Fire Department. For more information on City of Coronado CERT or the City of Coronado Fire Department, please contact Mike Blood at 619-522-7378 or email mblood@coronado.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Alameda CERT
    Geographic Area: Alameda
    Point of Contact: Sharon Oliver
    Phone Number: 5103372131
    E-mail address: soliver@alamedafire.org
    Website address: http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/fire/cert.html
    Brief Description: The City of Alameda Fire Department provides a 6 class series in basic emergency operations for Alameda citizens and employees of Alameda business.
    The series provides units in:

    Personal preparedness
    Hazard Mitigation
    Hazardous Materials Awareness
    Damage Assessment
    SAR
    Disaster Medical Ops & Triage
    CISM
    Fire Suppression
    Utility Control

    The class concludes with a final functional exercise.

    Alameda City Fire CERT is endorsed by the City of Alameda Fire Department. For more information on Alameda City Fire CERT or the City of Alameda Fire Department, please contact Sharon Oliver at 510-337-2131 or email at soliver@alamedafire.org.

    Name of Program: ALERT
    Geographic Area: Alameda County
    Point of Contact: Brian Crudo
    Phone Number: 5105285775
    E-mail address: bcrudo@albanyca.org
    Website address: http://www.albanyca.org
    Brief Description: This program is to assist the residents of the City of Albany be self-sufficient when a major disaster situation develops. In this program, individuals will learn disasters skills that will help them as members of a neighborhood emergency response team. This will allow them to act independently in their neighborhoods or as an addition to City’s emergency services.

    For more information about ALERT, please contact Battalion Chief Brian Crudo at (510) 528-5775 or email at bcrudo@albanyca.org.

    ALERT is endorsed by the City of Albany Fire Department, for more information on City of Albany Fire Department, please contact Battalion Chief Brian Crudo at (510) 528-5775 or email at bcrudo@albanyca.org.

    Name of Program: Cupertino CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Cupertino (Santa Clara County, CA)
    Point of Contact: Ken Eriksen
    Phone Number: 4087773176
    E-mail address: kennethe@cupertino.org
    Website address: http://www.cupertino.org/emergency
    Brief Description: Learn skills that will benefit you for a lifetime! This FEMA CERT program offers training to help you and your family be better prepared to manage emergencies and assist your community’s disaster response.

    The program is designed to be a fun, hands-on learning experience for people of all ages. The course is offered at least five times per year. Graduates become part of a network of over 600 CERT responders who receive refresher training, participate in neighborhood organization and City drills, and provide outreach activities and First Aid stations at local events. CERT responders can also be part of the Cupertino Medical Reserve Corps assisting the community’s emergency medical needs during disasters.

    Working closely with Cupertino Amateur Radio Emergency Services, CERT members make a difference in their community every day!

    For more information about Cupertino CERT, please contact Ken Ericksen at 408-777-3176 or email at kennethe@cupertino.org or email at kennethe@cupertino.org.

    Cupertino CERT is sponsored by the City of Cupertino OES. For more information about the City of Cupertino OES, please contact Ken Ericksen at 408-777-3176 or email at kennethe@cupertino.org or email at kennethe@cupertino.org.

    Name of Program: West County CERT – Cypress
    Geographic Area: City of Cypress
    Point of Contact: Gael Locklin
    Phone Number: 7142296625
    E-mail address: glocklin@ci.cypress.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.westcountycert.com
    Brief Description: The Cypress Police Department offers the FEMA CERT program to the community on a quarterly basis. The course is six weeks long, meeting one night weekly. The program is taught by trained Cypress Police personnel and firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority. The training consists of disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. The CERT program is an effort to teach residents, businesses and schools to be self sufficient when a disaster strikes.

    West County CERT – Cypress is endorsed by the City of Cypress. For more information on West County CERT – Cypress or the City of Cypress, please contact Gael Locklin at (714) 229-6625 or email at glocklin@ci.cypress.ca.us.

    Name of Program: El Cerrito & Kensington NEAT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County, El Cerrito
    Point of Contact: David R Gibson
    Title: Battalion Chief
    Phone Number: 5102154450
    E-mail address: dgibson@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.el-cerrito.org/fire/neat.html
    Brief Description: Utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum, this program is designed to assist the residents of El Cerrito and Kensington to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster. In this program, individuals will learn an array of disaster skills that will empower them as members of a neighborhood emergency assistance team to act independently in their neighborhoods or as an addition to the communities´┐Ż emergency services.

    Name of Program: City of Riverside CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Riverside
    Point of Contact: Anthony Coletta
    Phone Number: 9513208100
    E-mail address: rivcitycert@riversideca.gov
    Website address: http://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/cert/
    Brief Description: In 2004, the City of Riverside adopted the FEMA CERT Training Program. The Riverside CERT Program promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve, targeting: Neighborhoods, Businesses, Faith Organizations, Service Club Organizations, School Staff/ Students and Amateur Radio Emergency Services. CERT members are integrated into the emergency response capability for their areas and maintain and refine their skills by participating in on-going training exercises and activities. CERT training has proven that citizen self reliance can make a community better prepared to survive after a disaster.

    For more information on City of Riverside CERT Program, please contact Anthony Coletta at 951-320-8100 or email at rivcitycert@riversideca.gov.

    City of Riverside CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Riverside Fire Department Office of Emergency Management. For more information on the City of Riverside Fire Department Office of Emergency Management, please contact Anthony Coletta at 951-320-8100 or email at rivcitycert@riversideca.gov.

    Name of Program: Benicia Emergency Response Team (BERT)
    Geographic Area: Benicia, CA
    Point of Contact: Ray Iverson
    Phone Number: 7077464275
    E-mail address: riverson@ci.benicia.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.beniciaccc.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Benicia Fire Department. City-wide training and education program for all residents of the community. Trained members are placed into geographical teams where they work with first responders, HAM radio operators and the city’s Emergency Operations Center to help themselves, their families and neighbors following a disaster event affecting the community.

    For more information on Benicia Emergency Response Team (BERT), please contact Ray Iverson at 707-746-4275 or email at riverson@ci.benicia.ca.us.

    Benicia Emergency Response Team (BERT) is endorsed by the Benicia Fire Department. For more information on the Benicia Fire Department, please contact Ray Iverson at 707-746-4275 or email at riverson@ci.benicia.ca.us.

    Name of Program: City of Downey Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Southern California
    Point of Contact: Carlos Mata
    Phone Number: 5629047345
    E-mail address: carlos.mata@downeyfire.org
    Website address: http://www.downeyca.org
    Brief Description: The City of Downey Fire Department will be offering CERT Level 1 training in October 2, 9, 16 of 2010. For more information contact the CERT coordinator at carlos.mata@downeyfire.org. CERT is for anyone 18 years old and has an interest in helping the community.

    For more information about the City of Downey CERT Program, please call Carlos Mata at 562-904-7345 or email at carlos.mata@downeyfire.org.

    City of Downey CERT Program is sponsored by the City of Downey Fire Department. For more information about the City of Downey Fire Department, please call please call Carlos Mata at 562-904-7345 or email at carlos.mata@downeyfire.org.

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Los Altos
    Point of Contact: John Korges
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6509472681
    E-mail address: john.korges@ci.los-altos.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us
    Brief Description: A 20-hour course offers training to help you and your family be better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies. The course is open to all Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents. Registration forms are available at the Los Altos Police Department, One North San Antonio Rd. The January course deadline for registration is January 1, 2003. For more information contact Agent John Korges.

    Name of Program: Fontana CERT Program
    Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Fontana
    Point of Contact: Laura Wolbert
    Phone Number: 9093507756
    E-mail address: lwolbert@fontana.org
    Website address: http://www.fontana.org/police
    Brief Description: Sponsorted by the Fontana Police Department, the Fontana CERT program now offers training in CERT skills to it’s citizens. The cirriculum is the FEMA certified 20 hour CERT course. You will learn emergency prepardness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and about terrorism threats. The class ends with a disaster drill simulation. Register by contacting Laura Wolbert at (909) 350-7756.

    Name of Program: East County CERT
    Geographic Area: El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Lemon Grove
    Point of Contact: Monica Zech
    Phone Number: 6194411737
    E-mail address: monicazech@cox.net
    Website address: http://www.elcajonfire.com
    Brief Description: Servicing East County areas of San Diego County. A combined agency sponsored program by the Fire Departments of El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. Providing the community life saving skills in the event of natural or man made disaster.

    For more information on East County CERT, please contact Monica Zech at 619-441-1737 or email at monicazech@cox.net.

    East County CERT is endorsed by the Cities of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Elcajon, and Santee. For more information on the Cities of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Elcajon, and Santee contact Chuck Strickland at 619-667-1472 or email cstrickland@heartlandfire.net.

    Name of Program: Fullerton Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County
    Point of Contact: William McFadden
    Phone Number: 7147386500
    E-mail address: WilliamM@fullertonfire.org
    Website address: http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/fire/cert/
    Brief Description: The Fullerton Fire Department CERT program provides training to local citizens on what to do in the event of a major emergency. Furthermore the program shows citizens how to assist emergency workers at an emergency.

    For more information on Fullerton Fire Department CERT or the Fullerton Fire Department, please contact Battalion Chief William “Rocky” McFadden at (714) 738-6500 or email at WilliamM@fullertonfire.org.

    Name of Program: Napa Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Napa County
    Point of Contact: Firefighter/Instructor Mike McClure
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 707642247
    E-mail address: firec@ci.american-canyon.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.napavalleycert.com
    Brief Description: The Napa Valley CERT program is JPA between the Napa Valley College Public Safety Dept. and the cities/towns of American Canyon, Napa & Calistoga to teach the FEMA-based program to the residents of the Napa County on a no-cost basis. Academys are offered 12 times a year with graduate students receiving 4 -5 “sustainment” or on-going training sessions annually. Since 2001, the program has provided instruction to 700 students. The entire program has been funded with state and federal grants.

    Name of Program: Central Coast Cert Assn
    Geographic Area: Central Coast- Monterey County, California
    Point of Contact: Dave Ramsey
    Phone Number: 8312771630
    E-mail address: woneil@rocketmail.com
    Website address: http://www.centralcoastcert.org
    Brief Description: Instruction on and continuation training for Disaster Preparedness.

    For more information on Central Coast Cert Assn please contact Dave Ramsey at (831) 277-1630 or email at woneil@rocketmail.com.

    Central Coast Cert Assn is endorsed by the Monterey County OES. For more information on the Monterey County OES, please contact Sidney Reade at (831) 796-1902 or email at ReadeS1@co.monterey.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Thousand Oaks D.A.R.T. – Disaster Assistance Response Team
    Geographic Area: City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County
    Point of Contact: David Coe
    Phone Number: 8059478297
    E-mail address: chairman@todart.org
    Website address: http://www.todart.org
    Brief Description: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors!” is the motto of this team founded in 1993. Our Mission Statement consists of two goals. First, is to train and maintain a team of volunteers able to respond to all types of disasters and other needs of its community. Second, is to educate the community to be prepared to handle disasters and other emergencies on their own. The team consists of approximately 45 active volunteers that have completed the CERT program and have received additional DART Core Training and Certification in the following areas:

    1. Radio Communications
    2. Traffic and Crowd Control
    3. Hazardous Material Awareness
    4. First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    5. ACT 20 Safety Assessment
    6. Media and PIO Operations
    7. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    8. Incident Command System

    All training is provided through Thousand Oaks DART at no cost and CERT is a prerequisite. All members are registered as Disaster Service Workers (DSW) through the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the State of California Office of Emergency Services. Each member has received a background check through the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and has received a DSW identification card from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services.

    For more information on Thousand Oaks D.A.R.T., please contact David Coe at 805-947-8297 or email at chairman@to.org.

    Thousand Oaks D.A.R.T. is endorsed by the City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. For more information on the City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, please contact Eric Hatlee at 805-494-8256 or email at eric.hatlee@ventura.org.

    Name of Program: Palm Spring CERT
    Geographic Area: Palm Springs, CA
    Point of Contact: Blake Goetz
    Phone Number: 7603238181
    E-mail address: blake.goetz@palmspringsca.gov
    Website address: http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/index.aspx?page=51
    Brief Description: Basic classes are held twice a year. Ongoing coordination and training is done on a monthly basis with local residents. The goal of our program is to increase community awareness and build volunteer response teams that will enhance the City’s response to disaster.

    For more information on Palm Spring CERT, please call Fire Chief Blake Goetz at 760-323-8182 or email at blake.goetz@palmspringsca.gov.

    Palm Spring CERT is sponsored by the Palm Springs Fire Department. For more information about the Palm Springs Fire Department, please call Fire Chief Blake Goetz at 760-323-8182 or email at blake.goetz@palmspringsca.gov.

    Name of Program: Lucerne Valley Disaster Readiness Council
    Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Lucerne Valley
    Point of Contact: Barbara LaGrange
    Phone Number: 7602486777
    E-mail address: rustyl@hughes.net
    Brief Description: The Disaster Preparedness Council’s CERT program is a joint effort between the local fire department and the County’s Office of Emergency Services. By providing training for volunteer support teams, it is designed to prepare citizens to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. For more information please call 760-248-6777

    Name of Program: Rodeo-Hercules CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County, Rodeo & Hercules (Bay Area)
    Point of Contact: Allan Biagi
    Phone Number: 5107994561
    E-mail address: firechief@rhfd.org
    Website address: http://www.rhfd.org
    Brief Description: The Rodeo-Hercules Fire District offers the FEMA CERT Program to community members free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.

    For more information about Rodeo-Hercules CERT, please contact Fire Chief Allan Biagi at (510) 799-4561 or email at firechief@rhfd.org.

    Rodeo-Hercules CERT is endorsed by the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District. For more information on the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District, please contact Fire Chief Allan Biagi at (510) 799-4561 or email at firechief@rhfd.org.

    Name of Program: Huntington Beach CERT
    Geographic Area: Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
    Point of Contact: Brevyn Mettler
    Phone Number: 7143741565
    E-mail address: bmettler@surfcity-hb.org
    Website address: http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/cert
    Brief Description: Huntington Beach CERT was formed in 1991 following a tornado that struck 2 of the 133 (1/2-mile square) districts in the City. The City Police and Fire were heavily impacted and would have had been severely stretched had damage been more widespread. It was concluded that if every neighborhood, school, and business were to become self-sufficient and able to properly respond to a disaster, the overall public safety response would be faster, more efficient, and allow the City disaster responders to focus on the most urgent issues. Once CERT volunteers graduate, they become City volunteers who help in the EOC, the field, and where ever help is needed in a disaster. CERT graduates are trained to care for their family, their neighborhood, and then respond to help the City recover from emergencies.

    CERT is a great program and Huntington Beach recommends that every family participate in the CERT Program and complete all the available training.

    For more information on Huntington Beach CERT, please contact Brevyn Mettler at 714-374-1565 or email at bmettler@surfcity-hb.org.

    Huntington Beach CERT is endorsed by the Huntington Beach Fire Department. For more information on the Huntington Beach Fire Department, please contact Brevyn Mettler at 714-374-1565 or email at bmettler@surfcity-hb.org.

    Name of Program: Del Norte County CERT
    Geographic Area: Del Norte County, Crescent City
    Point of Contact: Charles Hartwick
    Phone Number: 7074642277
    E-mail address: chartwick@dnarc.org
    Website address: http://delnorteredcross.org
    Brief Description: Currently we have trained 50 team members throughout the Del Norte community to assist the first responders should the need ever arise.

    For more information on Del Note County CERT, please contact Charles Hartwick at 707-464-2277 or email at chartwick@dnarc.org.

    Del Norte County CERT is endorsed by the American Red Cross. For more information on the American Red Cross, please contact Charles Hartwick at 707-464-2277 or email chartwick@dnarc.org.

    Name of Program: El Dorado County Sheriff OES
    Geographic Area: El Dorado
    Point of Contact: Todd Crawford
    Title: Deputy
    Phone Number: 5306215895
    E-mail address: edcoes@edso.org
    Website address: http://www.edso.org
    Brief Description: CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of the neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills with a 22 hour course of instruction. Cert members are then intergrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

    Name of Program: Fresno CERT
    Geographic Area: Fresno County and Central Valley
    Point of Contact: Carla Glazebrook
    Phone Number: 5596212328
    E-mail address: citizencorps@fresno.gov
    Brief Description: CERT training is offered multiple times each year and is open to community members from the greater Fresno area and surrounding communities.
    Fresno CERT program features extensive community involvement, exercise schedule, and ongoing education opportunities for active volunteers. For more information please e-mail citizencorps@fresno.gov.

    For more information on Fresno CERT, please contact Carla Glazebrook at 559-621-2328 or email at CitizenCorps@Fresno.gov.

    Name of Program: West Hollywood CERT
    Geographic Area: West Hollywood, City of West Hollywood
    Point of Contact: Shirely Berry
    Phone Number: 3238486580
    E-mail address: sberry@weho.org
    Website address: http://www.weho.org
    Brief Description: West Hollywood CERT – an outgrowth of the West Hollywood’s Disaster Volunteer Corps.

    “CERT classes are held every fall and spring. There are plans for quarterly drills, including both in-house and with neighboring cities. Instructors consist of City staff, LA County Fire Department personnel, community members, and volunteers.”

    West Hollywood CERT is endorsed by the City of West Hollywood. For more information on West Hollywood CERT or the City of West Hollywood, please contact Shirely Berry at 323-848-6580 or email at sberry@weho.org.

    Name of Program: Anaheim CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Orange County
    Point of Contact: Ellen Lopez
    Phone Number: 7147656950
    E-mail address: elopez@anaheim.net
    Website address: http://www.anaheim.net/newdisasterprep
    Brief Description: Anaheim CERT offers the FEMA CERT Program to the Community free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and Disaster Simulation.

    The program is presented by staff from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and is supplemented by in-class discussion and practical application sessions.

    The CERT Program is designed to prepare citizens for the first 24-96 hours following a disaster when traditional resources are either limited or unavailable.

    The CERT program is a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents to be self-sufficient when a disaster occurs.

    For more information on Anaheim CERT Program, please contact Ellen Lopez at 714-765-6950 or email at CERT@anaheim.net.

    Anaheim CERT Program is endorsed by the Anaheim Fire Department. For more information on the Anaheim Fire Department, please contact Ellen Lopez at 714-765-6950 or email at CERT@anaheim.net.

    Name of Program: City of Costa Mesa CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County, Costa Mesa
    Point of Contact: Brenda Emrick
    Phone Number: 7143277406
    E-mail address: bemrick@ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
    Brief Description: The City of Costa Mesa CERT program is sponsored by the Costa Mesa Fire Department. Three courses are conducted throughout the calendar year- January, May and September. Open to all willing to commit to helping themselves and the community. The team meets monthly for on-going training sessions. All members are Designated Disaster Services Workers. Annual refresher drills are required to maintain DSW status. Various outreach programs in emergency preparedness are also available.

    For more information about City of Costa Mesa CERT Program, please call Brenda Emrick at 714-327-7406 or email at bemrick@ci.costa-mesa.ca.us.

    For more information about the Costa Mesa Fire Department, please call Chief Mike Morgan at 714-327-7406 or email at mmorgan@ci.costa-mesa.ca.ua.

    Name of Program: City of Garden Grove CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County, Garden Grove
    Point of Contact: Jeff Spargur
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7147415634
    E-mail address: jspargur@garden-grove.org
    Brief Description: We have completed our first CERT Class and are in the middle of our second class. Our objective is to train citizen to help the city in the event of a disaster.

    Name of Program: Encinitas CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County, Encinitas
    Point of Contact: Joseph Bunn
    Phone Number: 7606332303
    E-mail address: jbunn@cityofencinitas.org
    Website address: http://www.ci.encinitas.ca.us/Resident/Community/CERT/
    Brief Description: Encinitas’ CERT program has adopted FEMA’s training curriculum.

    The primary objective of the program is to teach Encinitas residents basic emergency skills and educate them so that they can effectively respond to disasters as a part of a neighborhood team.

    For more information on Encinitas CERT, please contact Joseph Bunn at 760-633-2803 or email at jbunn@cityofencinitas.org.

    Encinitas CERT is endorsed by the City of Encinitas Fire Department. For more information on the City of Encinitas Fire Department, please contact Joseph Bunn at 760-633-2803 or email at jbunn@cityofencinitas.org.

    Name of Program: Imperial Beach CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County, Imperial Beach
    Point of Contact: Captain John French
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6194238223
    E-mail address: jfrench@cityofib.org

    Name of Program: CERPP Citizen Emergency Respons Preparedness Program
    Geographic Area: Woodside California
    Point of Contact: Gaylynne Mann
    Phone Number: 6508511594
    E-mail address: gmann@woodsidefire.org
    Website address: http://www.CERPP.org
    Brief Description: CERPP is a community based program supported by the Town of Portola Valley, Town of Woodside, and the Woodside Fire Protection District. Courses in CPR, First Aid, Emergency Responder, Light Search and Rescue, and Fire Suppression are offered free to residents living in the jurisdiction of the fire protection district. Field exercises are conducted on an annual basis as well as exercising skills and training of disaster mitigation.

    Name of Program: Thousand Oaks CERT
    Geographic Area: Ventura County, City of Thousand Oaks
    Point of Contact: Grahame Watts
    Phone Number: 8054492499
    E-mail address: gwatts@toaks.org
    Website address: http://www.toaks.org/living/disaster/cert.asp
    Brief Description: Thousand Oaks CERT Sponsoring agencies:

    City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County Fire Department

    Grahame Watts
    Phone: (805) 449-2453
    Email: gwatts@toaks.org
    Web: http://www.toaks.org/living/disaster/cert.asp

    The Thousand Oaks CERT Program was established in March 2005 with its first class of a six week session that included 30 registered students/residents.

    A second session of classes has been scheduled for August 2005. The program is a joint effort between the City of Thousand Oaks and the Ventura County Fire Department.

    Fire Captain Brian Dilley is the instructor and all the classes are held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The classes focus on emergency preparedness, fire safety,emergency medical operations, basic first aid and triage, search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, team organization and a disaster simulation. CERT graduates receive a manual with disaster tips and rescue information, a CERT vest, DSW badge and certificate of completion. The program is open to all Ventura County residents 18 years of age or older.

    Name of Program: City of Claremont CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Claremont
    Point of Contact: Karlan Bennett
    Phone Number: 9093995409
    E-mail address: kbennett@ci.claremont.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us
    Brief Description: The City of Claremont CERT program is designed to provide information, training and education to volunteers who have a common goal to make the Claremont community safer, stronger and better prepared o respond to disasters of all kinds. The City of Claremont CERT team will follow CERT guidelines and respond to the best of their ability to effectively assist local public service agencies.

    For more information about The City of Claremont CERT, please contact Sergeant Karlan Bennett at 909-399-5409 or email at kbennett@ci.claremont.ca.us.

    The City of Claremont CERT is sponsored by the City of Claremont. For more information about the City of Claremont, please contact Sergeant Karlan Bennett at 909-399-5409 or email at kbennett@ci.claremont.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Richmond REACT CERT
    Geographic Area: Richmond, CA., San Francisco Bay Area
    Point of Contact: Kathyrn Gerk
    Title: Emergency Services Manager
    Phone Number: 5106206866
    E-mail address: kathy_gerk@ci.richmond.ca.us
    Website address: http://ci.richmond.ca.us/oes
    Brief Description: The City of Richmond Fire Department Office of Emergency Services offers R.E.A.C.T. (Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams) training to the entire community. Our motto is “The City and the Community working together to protect lives and property.” R.E.A.C.T. began in June 1995, developed from F.E.M.A.’s CERT program. Our goal is to help our residents, schools, churches, and business and city employees be self sufficient in a major disaster by developing and training multi-functional teams in basic emergency skills. Classes are taught at community centers across the city by Richmond Fire Fighters. The full course includes four two hour classes covering earthquake preparedness, team development, utlity control, fire fighting techniques, hazardous materials, disater medicine, light search and rescue, disasterpsychology and special needs assesment. Disaster drills are held twice a year to test and re-fresh skills. Students receive a workbook, hard hat and vest. Certified R.E.A.C.T. teams are elligible to complete R.E.A.C.T. Communications training. Students learn how to communicate damage assessment information to the city’s E.O.C. via CB radio during a disaster. The certified R.E.A.C.T. team receives a free CB radio which they are responsible for.

    Name of Program: Placentia CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County
    Point of Contact: Eddie De La Torre
    Phone Number: 7149938117
    E-mail address: administration@placentia.org
    Website address: http://www.placentia.org
    Brief Description: Founded in 1998, the Placentia CERT program has trained approximately 400 citizens from Placentia and adjacent cities (Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton). The 8 week course meets on Thursday Nights and one Saturday. It is offered twice a year in the spring and the fall, and is free of charge. This training course is a collaboration between the Orange County Fire Authority, the Placentia Police Department, and the City Disaster Preparedness Department.

    Placentia CERT is endorsed by the City of Placentia. For more information on Placentia CERT or the City of Placentia, please contact Eddie Del La Torre at 714-993-8117 or email at administration@placentia.org

    Name of Program: Humboldt State University Campus Emergency Resp. Team
    Geographic Area: Humboldt State University campus
    Point of Contact: Jan Marnell
    Title: Admin. Assistant / Emergency Services Coordinator
    Phone Number: 7078264635
    E-mail address: marnell@humboldt.edu
    Website address: http://www.humboldt.edu/~ehos/cert.html
    Brief Description: HSU Campus Emergency Response Team (HSU-CERT) provides on-campus emergency response preparedness, e.g., post subduction earthquake. The goal is to maintain 60 trained CERT members, comprised of faculty, staff and students.

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Redondo Beach
    Point of Contact: Matt Johnson
    Title: Captain
    Phone Number: 3103180663
    E-mail address: matt.johnson@redondo.org
    Website address: http://RBCERTAA.org
    Brief Description: The Redondo Beach Fire Department is inviting its citizens to join the Community Emergency Response Team. Fire and Police are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies. However, following a catastrophic event these limited resources will be depleted. You and the community may be on your own for some time. Are you ready? CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a catastophic disaster. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Will you be ready and able to help? With training and practice and by working as a team, you will do the greatest good for the greatest number of people, while protecting yourself.

    Name of Program: Lakewood Station Volunteer CERT
    Geographic Area: Lakewood
    Point of Contact: Chris Nikelatti
    Phone Number: 5628426284
    E-mail address: nickelatti@aol.com
    Brief Description: This program is designed to Train and Maintain Volunteers in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR as well as CERT Level 1 Training to provide assistance to the Communities that are served by our Station.

    For more information on Lakewood Station Volunteer CERT, please contact Chris Nickelatti at (562) 842-6284 or email at nickelatti@aol.com.

    Lakewood Station Volunteer CERT is endorsed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. For more information on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, please contact Deputy Wilson Lee at 323-526-5015 or email at wtlee@lasd.org

    Name of Program: Metro Fire CERT (Sacramento CERT)
    Geographic Area: Sacramento County
    Point of Contact: Teresa Stahl
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9168744670
    E-mail address: tstahl@sacsheriff.com
    Website address: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/fire/
    Brief Description: The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations or work places in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disasterous event overwhelms or delays the communities professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learn during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

    Name of Program: Elk Grove – Galt CERT
    Geographic Area: Sacramento County, Elk Grove
    Point of Contact: Julie Rider
    Phone Number: 9167187402
    E-mail address: julierider@csdfire.com
    Website address: http://www.elkgrovecert.org
    Brief Description: The Cosumnes Fire Department in cooperation with the Elk Grove and Galt Police Department manages the Elk Grove – Galt CERT Program. Involvement begins with attendance at a 24 hour CERT Training Academy. Academies are offered several times each year.

    For more information on Elk Grove – Galt CERT, please contact Julie Rider at 916-718-7402 or email at julierider@csdfire.com.

    Elk Grove – Galt CERT is endorsed by the Cosumnes Fire Department. For more information on the Cosumnes Fire Department, please contact Julie Rider at 916-718-7402 or email at julierider@csdfire.com.

    Name of Program: City of Manteca CERT
    Geographic Area: San Joaquin
    Point of Contact: Rex Osborn
    Phone Number: 2094567297
    E-mail address: ROsborn@ci.manteca.ca.us
    Website address: http://ci.manteca.ca.us/police/cert
    Brief Description: Manteca CERT was established 2003 and has developed into a team of 26 CERT disaster service workers for the City of Manteca and we have trained over 50 community members in CERT. Six members of our team responded to the call for assistance to Florida during the Hurricanes of 2004. Manteca CERT also sponsors a yearly CERT conference in central California. A team of 10 CERT volunteers have also completed the “Train the Trainer” program. The program continues to grow and CERT has developed a Government Access TV training program for citizens of Manteca to participate in the 21 hour basic training from home and then participate in the skills testing. Manteca is in the Heart of California.

    Name of Program: Menlo Park Fire Protection District CERT Program
    Geographic Area: San Mateo County, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
    Point of Contact: Carol Parker
    Phone Number: 6506888415
    E-mail address: carolp@menlofire.org
    Website address: http://www.menlofire.org
    Brief Description: The Menlo Park Fire District has scheduled its first CERT Training for January 13,2004. Our objective is to help the communities within the three cities be prepared following a local emergency.

    For more information on Menlo Park Fire Protection District CERT Program, please contact Carol Parker at 650-688-8415 or email at carolp@menlofire.org.

    Menlo Park Fire Protection District CERT Program is endorsed by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. For more information on Menlo Park Fire Protection District, please contact Carol Parker at 650-688-8415 or email at carolp@menlofire.org.

    Name of Program: Sonoma County CERT Association
    Geographic Area: Sonoma County
    Point of Contact: Jim Bray
    Phone Number: 7075969603
    E-mail address: sccert@gmail.com
    Brief Description: Sonoma County CERT Association is dedicated to supporting new and existing CERT programs in Sonoma County. SCCERTA is a non-incorporated, non-affiliated association of Sonoma County community volunteers organized to promote and support the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program on behalf of the residents of Sonoma County in compliance with the provisions set out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under the auspices of the Citizens Corps.

    For more information on Sonoma County CERT Association, please call Jim Bray at (707) 577-7610 or email at sccert@gmail.com.

    Sonoma County CERT Association is endorsed by the Sonoma County Dept of Emergency Services. For more information on the Sonoma County Dept of Emergency Services, please contact Sandy Covall-Alves at (707) 565-1152 or email at sccert@gmail.com.

    Name of Program: City of Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    Geographic Area: Stanislaus County
    Point of Contact: Mike Payton
    Phone Number: 2095715876
    E-mail address: mpayton@modestofire.com
    Website address: http://www.modestofire.com
    Brief Description: The CERT Program in Stanislaus County is coordinated and orgenized by the Modesto Fire Department. It is a standard CERT program offering the basic CERT training. It is anticipated it will be expanded as it develops to offer additional training along with community emergency preparedness programs.

    Name of Program: Stockton California Community Emergency Response Teams
    Geographic Area: San Joaquin County, Stockton
    Point of Contact: Renee Johnston
    Phone Number: 2099378097
    E-mail address: renee.johnston@ci.stockton.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.stocktongov.com/fire
    Brief Description: Stockton’s CERT training programs has three classes of training, Class 1 – Citizen Disaster Preparedness, Class 2 Citizen CERT Member, and Class 3 City of Stockton CERT Trained Volunteers. All City employees are trained to the level of Class 1. This training provides an awareness level for disaster preparedness, the Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS), the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and CERT. The Class 1 training will also be offered to Citizen Corps volunteers and our Community. Class 2 and 3 CERT trained volunteers will be placed into one of our four different functional branches and will work side by side with our emergency workers: – Fire Branch – Medical Branch – Law Branch – Citizen Support Branch

    Name of Program: San Jose Prepared! CERT
    Geographic Area: San Jose
    Point of Contact: Saman Saffarzadeh
    Phone Number: 4082774595
    E-mail address: sjprepared@sanjoseca.gov
    Website address: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/emergencyServices/SanJosePrepared/
    Brief Description: San Jose Prepared! is a community emergency preparedness and response training program that teaches civilians the skills necessary to be a successful part of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. The program focuses on neighborhood and community preparedness and incorporates lectures, hands-on skills, training, and exercises. Graduates are presented with hard hats, vests, and fanny packs to make them identifiable to professional emergency responders. On-going neighborhood support is available to all groups.

    For more information about San Jose Prepared! CERT, please call Saman Saffarzadeh at 408-277-4595 or email at sjprepared@sanjoseca.gov.

    San Jose Prepared! CERT is sponsored by the City of San Jose Fire Department. For more information on the City of San Jose Fire Department, please call Saman Saffarzadeh at 408-277-4595 or email at sjprepared@sanjoseca.gov.

    Name of Program: Madera County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Madera County
    Point of Contact: Darrel Hibbens
    Title: OES Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5596757770
    E-mail address: dhibbens@Madera-county.com
    Brief Description: The Madera County CERT Program is administered by the Sheriff’s Dept The program is designed to prepare all citizens to help in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

    Name of Program: Union City CERT
    Geographic Area: Union City, CA; San Francisco Bay Area
    Point of Contact: Carol Dutra-Vernaci
    Phone Number: 5106755401
    E-mail address: carol@dutravernaci.com
    Website address: http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/
    Brief Description: The Union City CERT program is designed to help residents avoid becoming victims in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster. Two levels of training are offered: basic personal preparedness and more extensive team training. Instruction is provided by Union City Fire Dept. personnel. The Union City CERT and Union City ARES/RACES programs train together to provide unified emergency communication capability.

    For more information on the Union City CERT program, please contact Carol Dutra-Vernacia at (510) 675-5401or email at carol@dutravernaci.com.

    Union City CERT is endorsed by the City of Union City. For more information on the City of Union City, please contact Carol Dutra-Vernacia at (510) 675-5401or email at carol@dutravernaci.com.

    Name of Program: LAFD CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles
    Point of Contact: Stacy Gerlich
    Phone Number: 8187569674
    E-mail address: stacy.gerlich@lacity.org
    Website address: http://www.cert-la.com/
    Brief Description: The Los Angeles Fire Department CERT program is designed to train civilians from community groups to be better prepared in the event of a major disaster, for their own safety and the safety of their community and/or workplace.

    Name of Program: Los Angeles County Fire CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
    Point of Contact: Sam Padilla
    Phone Number: 3238812472
    E-mail address: spadilla@fire.lacounty.gov
    Website address: http://www.lacofd.org
    Brief Description: CERT training is one of the many services offered by Los Angeles County Fire Department to the 57 cities and the unincorporated areas that the Department serves. All CERT training offered complies with the FEMA approved 20 hour model.

    Please go to http://www.eprepared.org for CERT and other volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles County.

    For more information on Los Angeles County Fire CERT or the Loas Angeles County Fire Department, please contact Captain Sam Padilla at 323-881-2472 or email at spadilla@fire.lacounty.gov

    Name of Program: CERT 4 Salinas
    Geographic Area: Salinas
    Point of Contact: Philip Vanderhorst
    Phone Number: 8317587261
    E-mail address: philv@ci.salinas.ca.us
    Brief Description: The Salinas Fire Department offers a 15 hours training class in preparedness, mitigation, and surviving a disaster. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.

    For more information on CERT 4 Salinas, please contact Philip Vanderhorst at 831-758-7261 or email at philv@ci.salinas.ca.us.

    CERT 4 Salinas is endorsed by the Salinas City Fire. For more information on the Salinas City Fire, please contact Philip Vanderhorst at 831-758-7261 or email at philv@ci.salinas.ca.us.

    Name of Program: City of Colton CERT
    Geographic Area: San Bernardino, Colton
    Point of Contact: Michael Musgraves
    Phone Number: 9093705100
    E-mail address: mmusgraves@confire.org
    Website address: http://www.coltonfire.com
    Brief Description: Use the National Curriculum to train citizens, schools, and businesses for any type of disaster.

    For more information about the City of Colton CERT, please contact Mike Musgraves at 909-370-5100 or email at mmusgraves@confire.org.

    City of Colton CERT is sponsored by the Colton fire Department. For more information about the Colton fire Department, please contact Mike Musgraves at 909-370-5100 or email at mmusgraves@confire.org.

    Name of Program: Los Altos CERT
    Geographic Area: Santa Clara, City of Los Altos
    Point of Contact: John Korges
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6509472681
    E-mail address: john.korges@ci.los-altos.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us/police/cert/cert.html
    Brief Description: Taught by charismatic and knowledgeable police officers, this 20-hour course trains volunteers to be better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies. Trainees meet for four Wednesday nights and learn essential skills, including disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic medical operations and search and rescue. There is an additional Saturday hands-on session and optional maintenance training throughout the year. The Los Altos Police Department offers training in September and January. The course is open to all with priority given to Los Altos residents. To register, please visit our website for a form. Registration forms are due on August 31 or December 1, depending on which session you sign up for. If you would let more information, please contact Agent John Korges.

    Name of Program: Mountain Empire CERT Program
    Geographic Area: San Diego County
    Point of Contact: Captain Robert Hume
    Phone Number: 6194785310
    E-mail address: mtn_empire_cert@hotmail.com
    Website address: http://www.campofire.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Campo Fire and Rescue, Mountain Empire CERT covers the communities of Campo and Lake Morena. Click on the CERT logo at http://www.campofire.org for details of our program.

    Name of Program: North County CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County, San Diego
    Point of Contact: Sid Morel
    Phone Number: 7604512378
    E-mail address: smorel@ncfire.org
    Website address: http://www.northcountycert.com
    Brief Description: The North County CERT (Communtiy Emergency Response Team) Under the direction of the North County Fire Protection District, CERT members are trained to provide damage assessment, victim assistance, shelter management and evacuation guidance. CERT members receive 24 hours of initial training (three hours per week for eight weeks). Continuing education programs, consisting of quarterly 3-hour refresher drills and full day exercises maintain team readiness.

    Name of Program: Deer Springs CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego, Unincorporated San Diego County
    Point of Contact: Lisa Lozano
    Phone Number: 7607498001
    E-mail address: Admin@dsfd.sdcoxmail.com
    Website address: http://www.deerspringsfiresafecouncil.com/
    Brief Description: Deer Springs CERT is sponsored by the Deer Springs Fire Protection District. This District consists of 47 square miles in unincorporated San Diego County. The topography is rural with rugged mountains and fire-prone vegetation. The objective of our CERT program is to activate under conditions of such catastrophic event that our first-responders are over-whelmed. Personal safety and continuous training are emphasized.

    For more information on Deer Springs CERT, please contact Lisa Lozano at (760) 749-8001 or email at Admin@dsfd.sdcoxmail.com.

    Deer Springs CERT is endorsed by the Deer Springs Fire Protection District. For more information on the Deer Springs Fire Protection District, please contact Chief Ernie Marugg at (760) 749-8001 or email at Admin@dsfd.sdcoxmail.com.

    Name of Program: Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT
    Geographic Area: Town of Los Gatos and City of Monte Sereno
    Point of Contact: Kerry Harris
    Phone Number: 4083546843
    E-mail address: kharris@losgatosca.gov
    Website address: http://www.losgatosca.gov/cert
    Brief Description: The 23 hour CERT program is designed to prepare community members to protect themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster; and to enhance community disaster response services. Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT coordinates neighborhood CERT teams throughout Los Gatos and Monte Sereno for emergency preparedness and response.

    For more information on Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT, please contact Kerry Harris at 408-354-6843 or email at cert@los-gatos.ca.gov.

    Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT is endorsed by the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department. For more information on the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department, please contact please contact Kerry Harris at 408-354-6843 or email at kharris@losgatosca.gov.

    Name of Program: Newport Beach CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Newport Beach, Orange County
    Point of Contact: Matt Brisbois
    Phone Number: 9496443381
    E-mail address: nbcert@nbfd.net
    Website address: http://www.nbcert.org
    Brief Description: The Newport Beach Fire Department offers the FEMA CERT Program to the community free of charge. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Team Organization and a Disaster Simulation. The CERT Program is an effort to create a partnership in preparedness for emergencies while teaching residents and businesses to be self-sufficient when a disaster strikes.

    Name of Program: Mountain View CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Mountain View, California
    Point of Contact: Lynn Brown
    Phone Number: 6509036825
    E-mail address: lynn.brown@mountainview.gov
    Website address: http://www.mountainview.gov
    Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a program designed to prepare Mountain View residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Formerly known as Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training, the CERT program is free to all citizens of Mountain View.

    Over the course of 7 weeks, CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid/CPR, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. CERT Training culminates with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. All classes are taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, with an emphasis on hands-on practice.

    For more information on Mountain View CERT, please contact Lynn Brown at 650-903-6825 or email at lynn.brown@mountainview.gov.

    Mountain View CERT is endorsed by the Mountain View Fire Department. For more information on the Mountain View Fire Department, please contact Lynn Brown at 650-903-6825 or email at lynn.brown@mountainview.gov.

    Name of Program: Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs Area)
    Geographic Area: Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs Area)
    Point of Contact: Robert Williams
    Phone Number: 7607708213
    E-mail address: rwilliams@cathedralcity.gov
    Website address: http://www.cathedralcityfiredepartment.gov
    Brief Description: NEST is a volunteer citizen organization that works with the fire department during disasters. The fire department offers training in CERT to interested parties 4 times annually and provides CERT refresher training twice a year in conjunction with neighboring fire departments. There are monthly training sessions along with business meetings every month (except August).

    Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs Area) is endorsed by the City of Cathedral City. For more information on Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs Area) or the City of Cathedral City, please contact Robert Williams at 760-770-8200 or email rwilliams@cathedralcity.gov.

    Name of Program: City Of Ukiah Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Mendocino County
    Point of Contact: Chuck Yates
    Title: Battalion Chief
    Phone Number: 7074626261
    E-mail address: cyates@cityofukiah.com
    Website address: http://www.cityofukiah.com
    Brief Description: The City of Ukiah CERT program is coordinated through our Fire Corps program. The mission of our progarm is to provide CERT training and equipmet to Citizens in and around the city.

    Name of Program: Malibu CERT
    Geographic Area: Malibu
    Point of Contact: Brad Davis
    Phone Number: 3104562489
    E-mail address: bdavis@ci.malibu.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.malibu.ca.us
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the City of Malibu, serving the City of Malibu in disaster response operations to support the residents of the City and to help ensure continuity of government after a disaster. For more information contact Brad Davis at 310-456-2489 ext 260.

    Name of Program: Pleasant Hill CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Pleasant Hill
    Point of Contact: Dan Connelly
    Phone Number: 9252884633
    E-mail address: dconnelly@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us
    Website address: http://pleasanthill.ca.gov
    Brief Description: Pleasant Hill CERT is a cooperative effort between the City of Pleasant Hill, the Pleasant Hill Police Department, and the Contra Costa County Fire Department to provide skills and training in coping with disasters to community members primarily located in the City of Pleasant Hill.

    Pleasant Hill CERT is endorsed by the Pleasant Hill Police Department. For more information on Pleasant Hill CERT or the Pleasant Hill Police Department, please contact Lt. Connelly at 925-288-4633 or email dconnelly@ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Chula Vista CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County
    Point of Contact: Tom Leonard
    Phone Number: 6194095482
    E-mail address: tleonard@ci.chula-vista.ca.us
    Brief Description: The City of Chula Vista CERT program is coordinated with the Southwestern Community College District and the Chula Vista Fire Department.
    The purpose is to train the Civilian population in disaster survival skills.
    CERT members are an integral part of the City Major Incident Emergency operations Plan.
    Our goal is to have 1% of our population trained. This is about 2,000 people.

    For more information on Chula Vista CERT, please contact Tom Leonard at 619-409-5482 or email at tleonard@ci.chula-vista.ca.us.

    Chula Vista CERT is endorsed by the City of Chula Vista. For more information on the City of Chula Vista, please contact Tom Leonard at 619-409-5482 or email at tleonard@ci.chula-vista.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Watsonville CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Watsonville, Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz County
    Point of Contact: Jeff Hartley
    Phone Number: 8317683172
    E-mail address: jhartley@ci.watsonville.ca.us
    Website address: http://watsonvillecert.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Watsonville Fire Department and City of Watsonville, this program is intended to train community members to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster that overwhelms the public service agencies, police and fire. The 20-hour course follows national guidelines for CERT proficiency. Our goal is to eventually have CERT teams in every council district within the city of Watsonville and extend the program to surrounding areas of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley. Once established, our group will have ongoing refresher training and hopefully have joint training with neighboring communities.

    For more information on Watsonville CERT or the Watsonville Fire Department and City of Watsonville, please contact Jeff Hartley at 831-768-3172 or email at jhartley@ci.watsonville.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Belmont – San Carlos CERT (BSC CERT)
    Geographic Area: Cities of Belmont & San Carlos
    Point of Contact: Christy Adonis
    Phone Number: 6508024254
    E-mail address: christya@bscfd.org
    Website address: http://www.bscfd.org/
    Brief Description: Belmont – San Carlos CERT is a cooperative effort between the Belmont Police Department, San Carlos Police Department and the Belmont – San Carlos Fire Department, to provide training and establish partnerships between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are trained in: Disaster Preparedness Disaster Fire Suppression Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue Operations Disaster Psychology/Team Organization Terrorism.

    Name of Program: Town of Mammoth Lakes CERT
    Geographic Area: Town of Mammoth Lakes
    Point of Contact: Jim Short
    Phone Number: 7609342011
    E-mail address: jshort@mammothlakespd.org
    Website address: http://www.townofmammothlakescert.com
    Brief Description: The Town of Mammoth Lakes CERT volunteers are overseen by an advisory group made up of local fire, police and public health officials and models it program and training after the Los Angeles Fire and National CERT standards.

    Name of Program: Alhambra CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Alhambra
    Point of Contact: Kelly Kuehnle
    Phone Number: 6265705195
    E-mail address: kkuehnle@alhambrafire.org
    Website address: http://www.alhambracert.org
    Brief Description: Alhambra CERT has been serving the City of Alhambra for since 1996. Alhambra Fire Department has trained over 170 residents of Alhambra in the fema based CERT curriculim. The Alhambra CERT Association is a group of alumni who have developed a non-profit status as a separate organization to help the fire department sustain a high level of training and participation in civic events throughout the year. Alhambra Fire is commited to maintain and provide CERT training to assist the residents of Alhambra in their time of need.

    Name of Program: Southwestern Community College District CERT Training
    Geographic Area: San Diego
    Point of Contact: Carlos Bejar
    Phone Number: 6199541275
    E-mail address: cbejar@swccd.edu
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Southwestern College Community Police Department, the Southwestern Community College District (SCCD) serves the South San Diego County Community and the Cities of Chula Vista, national City, Imperial Beach, Coronado, Bonita and San Ysidro.

    For training opportunities or for more information please contact:
    Continuing Education Program
    619 482-6376
    Gary Breton and Carlos Bejar

    Graduates of the SCCD CERT program must contact their local fire jurisdiction to be sworn in as local volunteers.

    For more information about Southwestern Community College District CERT Training, please contact Carlos Bejar at (619) 482-6585 or email at cbejar@swccd.edu.

    Southwestern Community College District CERT Training is endorsed by the Southwestern College Community District Police Department. For more information on the Southwestern College Community District Police Department, please contact Brent Cartier at (619) 482-6585 or email at bcartier@swccd.edu.

    Name of Program: Pebble Beach
    Geographic Area: Pebble Beach
    Point of Contact: Jennifer Valdez
    Phone Number: 8316475642
    E-mail address: jennifer.valdez@fire.ca.gov
    Website address: http://pbcsd.org
    Brief Description: The Pebble Beach Community Emergency Response Team promotes partnering between response agencies and the people of the community. We train residents basic response skills, form them into CERT teams and increase the response capabilities of the community. We also use our CERT members to assist with special projects and community events.

    Pebble Beach Community Emergency Response Team is endorsed by the Pebble Beach Community Services District Fire Department. For more information on Pebble Beach Community Emergency Response Team or Pebble Beach Community Services District Fire Department, please contact Fire Captain Jennifer Valdez at (831) 647-5642 or email at jennifer.valdez@fire.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Alameda County Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Cities of Dublin, San Leandro and the Unincorporated Alameda County, Union City, Newark
    Point of Contact: Marla Blagg
    Phone Number: 5106183468
    E-mail address: marla.blagg@acgov.org
    Website address: http://www.acgov.org/fire
    Brief Description: A community based CERT program designed for ‘already’ organized community groups, such as Neighborhood Watch, Rotary Clubs, American Legion, Faith Based Communities, etc. The goal of the program is to provide community members with the tools and resources they would need to increase their capacity to assist neighbors during a large scale incident, such as an earthquake.

    For more information on Alameda County Fire Department CERT, please contact Marla Blagg at 510-618-3490 or email at marla.blagg@acgov.org.

    Alameda County Fire Department CERT is endorsed by the Alameda County Fire Department. For more information on the Alameda County Fire Department, please contact Marla Blagg at 510-618-3490 or email at marla.blagg@acgov.org.

    Name of Program: Holtville CERT
    Geographic Area: Imperial County
    Point of Contact: Alex Silva
    Phone Number: 7603564911
    E-mail address: asilva@holtville.ca.gov
    Brief Description: Holtville CERT is endorsed by the Holtville Fire Department. For more information on Holtville CERT or the Holtville Fire Department, please contact Alex Silva at 760-356-4911 or asilva@holtville.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Rancho Mirage CERT
    Geographic Area: Coachella Valley
    Point of Contact: Scott Morgan
    Phone Number: 7603244511
    E-mail address: scottm@ranchomirageca.gov
    Website address: http://ci.rancho-mirage.ca.us
    Brief Description: Rancho Mirage CERT team will follow current needs of citizens and City to help prepare for emergencies and disasters. New group has just developed Mission Statement: To be a resource to the City of Rancho Mirage; to prepare ourselves and the citizens of our community to respond to, survive, and recover from emergencies or catastrophic events.

    For more information about Rancho Mirage CERT, please contact Emergency Services Coordinator, Scott Morgan at 760-324-4511 or email at scottm@ranchomirageca.gov.

    Rancho Mirage CERT is sponsored by the City of Rancho Mirage. For more information about the City of Rancho Mirage, please contact Scott Morgan at 760-324-4511 or email at scottm@ranchomirageca.gov.

    Name of Program: Daly City CERT
    Geographic Area: San Mateo County
    Point of Contact: Matthew Lucett
    Phone Number: 6509918139
    E-mail address: mlucett@dalycity.org
    Website address: http://www.northcountyfire.org
    Brief Description: The goal of the Daly City CERT Program is to provide education & training to community volunteers who will in turn become assets not only to the areas which they live and/or work but to the city as a whole following a significant event(s).

    For more information on Daly City CERT, please contact Matthew Lucett at 650-991-8139 or email at mlucett@dalycity.org.

    Daly City CERT is endorsed by the North County Fire Authority. For more information on the North County Fire Authority, please contact Matthew Lucett at 650-991-8139 or email at mlucett@dalycity.org.

    Name of Program: Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Incorporated Area of Vacaville
    Point of Contact: John Jansen
    Phone Number: 7074694286
    E-mail address: Jjansen@cityofvacaville.com
    Website address: http://www.cityofvacaville.com
    Brief Description: The goal of the Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team is to provide training to our citizens, business members, and schools. This is a joint effort between both the fire department and the police department. We want to create a cadre of trained personnel able to assist themselves and their neighbors during an emergency/disaster. We want to provide on going continuing education to test our skills and abilities as a team.

    Vacaville Community Emergency Response team is endorsed by the City of Vacaville. For more information on Vacaville Community Emergency Response Team or the City of Vacaville, please contact Battalion Chief John Jansen at 707-469-4286 or email at Jjansen@cityofvacaville.com.

    Name of Program: Borrego Springs CERT
    Geographic Area: Borrego Springs
    Point of Contact: James Higbee
    Phone Number: 7607675436
    E-mail address: jhigbee@borrego-fire.org
    Website address: http://www.borrego-fire.org
    Brief Description: To train citizens faced with a disaster to be self-reliant, to work safely and efficiently, to be prepared for hazards, and work in coordination with local government.

    For more information on Borrego Springs CERT, please contact James Higbee at 760-767-5436 or email at jhigbee@borrego-fire.org.

    Borrego Springs CERT is endorsed by the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District. For more information on the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District, please contact James Higbee at 760-767-5436 or email at jhigbee@borrego-fire.org.

    Name of Program: South East Bakersfield CERT, SB CERT
    Geographic Area: Southeast Bakersfield, Kern County
    Point of Contact: Jonathan Milam
    Phone Number: 6613263950
    E-mail address: gmilam@bakersfieldfire.us
    Brief Description: Our efforts as the sponsoring agency, is to assist an underserved portion of our community with much needed emergncy services. Southeast Bakersfield is an older section of Bakersfield with hardworking, though at times, overlooked members of our community. We hope to be able to create alliances and develop relationships that will lead to an improved state of readiness within the southeast Bakersfield area.

    South East Bakersfield CERT, SB CERT is endorsed by the Bakersfield Fire Department. For more information on South East Bakersfield CERT, SB CERT or the Bakersfield Fire Department, please contact Captain Milam at 661-326-3688 or email at gmilam@bakersfieldfire.us.

    Name of Program: Dana Point CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Dana Point
    Point of Contact: Mike Rose
    Phone Number: 9492483535
    E-mail address: cert@danapoint.org
    Website address: http://www.danapoint.org/index.aspx?page=320
    Brief Description:

    Dana Point CERT is endorsed by the City of Dana Point – Emergency Services Division. For more information on Dana Point CERT or the City of Dana Point – Emergency Services Division, please contact Mike Rose at (949) 248-3535 or email cert@danapoint.org.

    Name of Program: Campus Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: University of California San Diego (UCSD)
    Point of Contact: Barbara Haynor
    Phone Number: 8585343823
    E-mail address: bhaynor@ucsd.edu
    Website address: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/cert
    Brief Description: The UCSD CERT program started in 2005, there are currently 51 CERT members as of August 2008. Members are trained at their local fire departments.

    On September 3, 2008 UCSD will host its first CERT academy. The academy will consist of three weeks of training; training days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with 30 people in each class. Time off has been approved by the Chancellor to attend. Each CERT member will receive a backpack with supplies.

    The goal of the program is to maintain an active CERT group on campus. Members can participate in emergency response exercises on campus and help in the event of a disaster.

    For more information on Campus Emergency Response Team, please contact Barbara Haynor at 858-534-3823 or email at bhaynor@ucsd.edu.

    Campus Emergency Response Team is endorsed by the University of California, San Diego Campus Police. For more information on the University of California, San Diego Campus Police, please contact Barbara Haynor at 858-534-3823 or email at bhaynor@ucsd.edu.

    Name of Program: Newark C.E.R.T.
    Geographic Area: Newark
    Point of Contact: Tena Oakley
    Phone Number: 5104211257
    E-mail address: tena@wayten.com
    Website address: http://www.newark.org
    Brief Description: The Newark Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was initiated in 1996 to train and organize community volunteers to be better prepared and self-sufficient during the first 72 hours following a disaster when the City’s professional emergency services will be overwhelmed with calls for service.

    Name of Program: Saratoga CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Saratoga
    Point of Contact: Jim Yoke
    Phone Number: 4088877818
    E-mail address: sccfd_esc@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Saratoga CERT provides disaster volunteers training, team organization, and structure to work with first responder agencies in the City of Saratoga, located in the West Valley of Santa Clara County.

    Saratoga CERT is endorsed by the by the City of Saratoga. For more information on Saratoga CERT or the City of Saratoga, please contact Jim Yoke at 408-877-7818 or email at sccfd_esc@yahoo.com.

    Name of Program: City of Mill Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Mill Valley
    Point of Contact: Michael St. John
    Phone Number: 4153894130
    E-mail address: mstjohn@cityofmillvalley.org
    Website address: http://www.cityofmillvalley.org
    Brief Description: Once people complete CERT training, we task them to one of seven teams in the city. The city has provided high band radio’s to coordinate with the City EOC. Goals include increasing membership from 150 to 300 and improving equipment.

    City of Mill Valley CERT is endorsed by the City of Mill Valley Fire Department. For more information about the City of Mill Valley CERT or the City of Mill Valley Fire Department, please contact Captain Michael St. John at (415) 389-4130 or email at mstjohn@cityofmillvalley.org.

    Name of Program: (KRV CERT) Kern River Valley Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Kern County Kern River Valley
    Point of Contact: Thomas D Klein
    Title: KRV CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 7603792797
    E-mail address: krvcert@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.krvcert.com
    Brief Description: The Kern River Valley is a sum of several communities (approx. 20,000 residents), 45 miles east of Bakersfield, in the mountains. KRV CERT started in May 2004. We have teams in almost each small community. As of Feb 2007, we have 70 members total. We present 3 cert classes a year for new people and train 9 months of the year. Our mission is to support the First Responders during major disasters. Also to educate the community on being disaster prepared.

    For more information on (KRV CERT) Kern River Valley Community Emergency Response Team, please contact Charles Harwick at 760-379-2797 or email at krvcert@yahoo.com.

    (KRV CERT) Kern River Valley Community Emergency Response Team is endorsed by the Kern County Fire Department. For more information on the Kern County Fire Department, please contact Charles Harwick at 760-379-2797 or email at krvcert@yahoo.com.

    Name of Program: UCI Campus Search and Rescue (CSAR)
    Geographic Area: Orange County, University of California Irvine
    Point of Contact: Linda M Bogue
    Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
    Phone Number: 9498247147
    E-mail address: LBogue@uci.edu
    Website address: http://www.ehs.uci.edu/em/csar/index.htm
    Brief Description: UCI Campus Search and Rescue (CSAR ) is a CERT-based program open to all faculty and staff at University of California, Irvine to improve preparedness and response capabilities at home, in their communities and on campus.

    For more information on UCI Campus Search and Rescue (CSAR), please contact Linda Bogue at(949) 824-7147 or email at LBogue@uci.edu.

    UCI Campus Search and Rescue (CSAR) is endorsed by the University of California at Irvine. For information on the University of California at Irvine, please contact Linda Bogue at(949) 824-7147 or email at LBogue@uci.edu.

    Name of Program: Riverside County CERT
    Geographic Area: County of Riverside
    Point of Contact: Zuzzette Bricker
    Phone Number: 9519554700
    E-mail address: zuzzette.bricker@fire.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.rivcocert.org
    Brief Description: Riverside County CERT provides CERT training utilizing FEMA/DHS standardized curriculum. Training programs are administered by Riverside County Emergency Services Coordinators within the County’s five geographical OES divisions. All course and program managers are EMI CERT trained. Courses are managed by Riverside County OES staff and instructed by qualified OES, Fire Department and other subject matter experts from cooperating agencies. Riverside County OES also coordinates the County Wide “Operational Area CERT Program Manager’s Group”, which consists of the eight recognized CERT Training Programs within the County. These programs, which includes the County and seven local government programs, utilize standardized curriculum, coordinate class scheduling, share resources and facilitate County Wide CERT training activities. The goal of the Riverside County CERT Program as well as the County Wide CERT Program Manager’s Group is to save lives through teaching self-sufficiency and personal empowerment in times of emergencies. Riverside County has a population of just under 3 million people and is over 7,500 square miles in size.

    Name of Program: MONTEREY PARK CERT
    Geographic Area: CITY OF MONTEREY PARK
    Point of Contact: JAMES BIRRELL
    Title: BATTALION CHIEF
    Phone Number: 6263071270
    E-mail address: JBIRRELL@MONTEREYPARK.CA.GOV
    Website address: http://www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us

    Name of Program: Sacramento CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Sacramento
    Point of Contact: Bill White
    Phone Number: 9162160327
    E-mail address: wwhite@sfd.cityofsacramento.org
    Website address: http://www.sacramentocert.net
    Brief Description: Disaster preparedness program teaching citizens how to prepare both before and after a disaster. Trains volunteers to work with public safety agencies in time of disaster and also provides volunteer support for fire department in a non disaster environment.

    Sacramento CERT is endorsed by the Sacramento City Fire Department. For more information on Sacramento CERT or the Sacramento City Fire Department, please contact Captain Bill White at (916) 216-0327, or email at wwhite@sfd.cityofsacramento.org.

    Name of Program: San Marcos CERT
    Geographic Area: City of San Marcos
    Point of Contact: Scott Hansen
    Phone Number: 7607441050
    E-mail address: shansen@san-marcos.net
    Website address: http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/
    Brief Description: The San Marcos (CA) CERT program is administered by the San Marcos Fire Department. Its mission is to assist and supplement professional emergency responders during emergencies or unusual events.

    For more information on San Marcos CERT or the San Marcos Fire Department, please contact Battalion Chief Scott Hansen at 760-744-1050 ext 3403 or email at shansen@san-marcos.net.

    Name of Program: NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team)
    Geographic Area: San Francisco
    Point of Contact: Lt Erica Arteseros
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4159702022
    E-mail address: sffdnert@sfgov.org
    Website address: http://www.sfgov.org/sffdnert
    Brief Description: The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services. There is no cost for the listed neighborhood training. Classes are approximately 3 hours per session.

    Name of Program: Fillmore Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Ventura County
    Point of Contact: Rigo Landeros
    Phone Number: 8058447109
    E-mail address: rlanderos@ci.fillmore.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.fillmorefire.com/cert.html
    Brief Description: Morning and evening classes. Five classes per year. Instruction by former LA City Fire CERT Chief Davis, Captain Huerta, and FEMA Instructors. Classes are free.

    Fillmore Fire Department CERT is endorsed by the Fillmore Fire Department. For more information on Fillmore Fire Department CERT or the Fillmore Fire Department, please contact Chief Landeros at 805-524-1500 ext. 226 or email rlanderos@ci.fillmore.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Berkeley Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
    Geographic Area: City of Berkeley
    Point of Contact: Khin Chin
    Phone Number: 5109815506
    E-mail address: kchin@cityofberkeley.info
    Website address: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=3920
    Brief Description: We train citizens to be prepared for disasters at home and in their neighborhoods, offering classes in Basic Personal Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Light Search & Rescue, Fire Suppression, Disaster Mental Health and Shelter Operations.

    Name of Program: Pico Rivera CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Pico Rivera/Unincorporated areas of Whittier
    Point of Contact: Daysi Hernandez
    Phone Number: 5628014410
    E-mail address: dhernandez@pico-rivera.org
    Brief Description: The City of Pico Rivera offers CERT training to promote and encourage residents to become more self-reliant, especially in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster. The City trains participants using the FEMA-approved 20+ hour course, and because the City is a contract city, the instructors are Los Angeles County Firefighters. The City’s goal is to create and maintain neighborhoods filled with CERT members who will be able to take care of themselves, their families, and their neighbors in response to an emergency or disaster.

    For more information on Pico Rivera CERT Program, please contact Daysi Hernandez at 562-801-4410 or email at dhernandez@pico-rivera.org.

    Pico Rivera CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Pico Rivera/Mayor and City Council. For more information on the City of Pico Rivera/Mayor and City Council, please contact Daysi Hernandez at 562-801-4410 or email at dhernandez@pico-rivera.org.

    Name of Program: Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps CERT Teams
    Geographic Area: Humboldt County
    Point of Contact: Tahsanchat Ferris-Wilson
    Phone Number: 5306255223
    E-mail address: tahsanchat@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov/departments/tccc.htm
    Brief Description: Each year 30 AmeriCorps TCCC members are trained as CERT Teams and First Responders. They are a group of Native American volunteers that help communities in exchange for the experience. This is a residential program with teams changing every 3 months.

    Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps CERT is endorsed by the nHoopa Valley Tribe/Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps. For more information on Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps CERT or the nHoopa Valley Tribe/Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps, please contact Tahsanchat Ferris-Wilson at 530-625-5223 ext. 21 or email tahsanchat@yahoo.com.

    Name of Program: Exeter Police Citizen Volunteers CERT
    Geographic Area: Tulare-Kings County
    Point of Contact: Bill Phillips
    Title: Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5595923103
    E-mail address: bphillips@exeterpd.com
    Brief Description: The Exeter Police Citizen Volunteers has been trained and implemented a CERT team. This organization was formed to be a rapid responce team to any community disaster or need. There are currently 13 trained volunteers and more will receive training at a later date. We have trained nine (9) to become trainers. These individuals will train the community through our Neighborhood Watch program.

    Name of Program: Foster City CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Foster City, San Mateo County
    Point of Contact: Lee Bach
    Phone Number: 6502863357
    E-mail address: lbach@fostercity.org
    Website address: http://FostercityCERT.org
    Brief Description: The Foster City CERT program follows the national program. Our goal is to train citizens how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

    Foster City CERT is endorsed by the City of Foster City and the Foster City Fire Department. For more information on Foster City CERT or the City of Foster City, Foster City Fire Department, please contact Lee Bach at 650-286-3357 or email lbach@fostercity.org.

    Name of Program: Clovis CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Clovis
    Point of Contact: Chad Fitzgerald
    Phone Number: 5593242218
    E-mail address: chadf@ci.clovis.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.clovis.ca.us
    Brief Description: The mission of the Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT) is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters.

    Citizens who are prepared in advance can work as a team and provide essential services to their neighborhood and workplace in the event of a disaster. By training as a Clovis Emergency Response Team member (CERT), you can play a vital role in the City’s disaster recovery efforts.

    CERT volunteers reflect the value Clovis citizen’s place on public safety and the family values Clovis was built on. Through CERT volunteers, public safety is enhanced at the grass-roots level and citizens have an expanded voice in their community.

    Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT) is endorsed by the Clovis Fire Department. For more information on the Clovis Fire Department or the Clovis Emergency Response Team (CERT), please contact Chad Fitzgerald at (559) 324-2218 or email at chadf@ci.clovis.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Norwalk CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Norwalk
    Point of Contact: Raquel Vernola
    Phone Number: 5629295743
    E-mail address: rvernola@ci.norwalk.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.areaecert.org
    Brief Description: OBJECTIVE
    To prepare the citizens of Norwalk to become self-sufficient during and after a major emergency or disaster through the development of multifunctional teams cross-trained in basic survival skills.

    Norwalk CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Norwalk. For more information on Norwalk CERT Program or the City of Norwalk, please contact Raquel Vernola at (562) 929-5743 or email at rvernola@ci.norwalk.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Metro Fire CERT
    Geographic Area: Sacramento County
    Point of Contact: Allen Getreu
    Title: CERT Program Manager
    Phone Number: 9165664381
    E-mail address: cert@smfd.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.smfd.ca.gov
    Brief Description: The Sacramento Metro Fire District offers its citizens the full FEMA Community Emergency Response Team Program. Metro Fire CERT members receive 24 hours of initial training (one night a week for eight weeks). Continuing education consists of monthly drills, two basic refresher drills per year, an annual disaster drill, and once each year the Wildland Urban Interface Module, Flood/Swiftwater Awareness Training, and Hazmat First Responder Awareness Training is offered. Metro Fire has incorporated the use of CERT members into the emergency operations. The CERT members are the first in the country to deploy the FEMA’s US&R CA TF-7 when activated. CERT members are used in the Sacramento County Emergency Operations Center, Sacramento County Sand Bag Stations, and have been used as a mutual aid resource to other Public Safety agencies. Metro Fire also uses CERTs to deliver many community service based programs such as Operation River Safe, Smoke Detector and Battery Installation, Neighborhood Emergency Training, and more. Metro Fire is a leading member in the Sacramento Region Citizens Corp Council. Metro Fire’s CERT program produces many graduates for not only the County of Sacramento but also the City of Citrus Heights, City of Rancho Cordova, City of Folsom, and many other area’s in and out side of Metro Fire’s response area.

    Name of Program: CORE – Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies
    Geographic Area: Alameda County, City of Oakland
    Point of Contact: Kaity Booth
    Title: Emergency Planning Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5102386351
    E-mail address: core@oaklandnet.com
    Website address: http://www.oaklandcore.org
    Brief Description: Mission of CORE is to promote the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor and to provide the highest quality emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness and response training for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in Oakland.

    For more information on CORE, please contact Kaity Booth at 510-238-6351 or email at core@oaklandnet.com.

    CORE is endorsed by the Oakland Fire Dept Office of Emergency Services.

    Name of Program: San Jose State CERT- Campus Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Santa Clara County
    Point of Contact: Yvette Phillips
    Phone Number: 4089242242
    E-mail address: yvette.phillips@sjsu.edu
    Website address: http://www.sjsupd.com/pages/special/cert.html
    Brief Description: Based on the FEMA CERT program, students, faculty, and staff are trained in disaster medicine, psychology, search and rescue, fire suppression, and more techniques specifically related to our University.

    For more information on San Jose State CERT- Campus Emergency Response Team, please contact Yvette Phillips at 408-924-2242 or email at yvette.phillips@sjsu.edu.

    Name of Program: Long Beach CERT
    Geographic Area: Long Beach
    Point of Contact: Steve Yamamoto
    Phone Number: 5625702516
    E-mail address: schinichiro.yamamoto@longbeach.gov
    Website address: http://www.longbeach.gov/fire/cert/default.asp
    Brief Description: Long Beach CERT is endorsed by the Long Beach Fire Department. For more information on Long Beach CERT or the Long Beach Fire Department, please call Firefighter Steve Yamamoto at 562-570-2516 or email at schinichiro.yamamoto@longbeach.gov.

    Name of Program: Valley Center CERT
    Geographic Area: Valley Center, Pauma Valley
    Point of Contact: George Lucia
    Phone Number: 7607517600
    E-mail address: glucia@vcfpd.org
    Website address: http://srea.org
    Brief Description: Our goal is to support the Valley Center Fire Protection District in its role as the primary emergency responder for the Valley Center community. We also plan to be a provider of backup emergency communication for the District.

    Valley Center CERT is endorsed by the Valley Center fire Protection District. For more information on Valley Center CERT or the Valley Center fire Protection District, please contact Fire Marshall George Lucia at 760-751-7600 or email at glucia@vcfpd.org.

    Name of Program: Contra Costa Community College District CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
    Point of Contact: Teddy Terstegge
    Phone Number: 9254391505
    E-mail address: tterstegge@4cd.edu
    Website address: http://www.4cd.edu/911
    Brief Description: The Contra Costa Community College District CERT is dedicated to the protection and service of the Contra Costa Community College District and its neighboring communities.

    The CCCCD CERT works, under guidance by District Police, to provide emergency preparedness and response support for all district campuses and facilities.

    For more information on Contra Costa Community College District CERT, please contact Teddy Terstegge at 925-439-1505 or email at tterstegge@4cd.edu.

    Contra Costa Community College District CERTT is endorsed by the Contra Costa Community College District. For more information on the Contra Costa Community College District, please contact Teddy Terstegge at 925-439-1505 or email at tterstegge@4cd.edu.

    Name of Program: City of Emeryville Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Northern Alameda County
    Point of Contact: George Warren
    Phone Number: 5105963759
    E-mail address: gwarren@ci.emeryville.ca.us
    Brief Description: The program is designed to prepare residents and businesses to be able to help themselves, their families, neighbors and the community in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Training is available to residents and business alike. The instructors are all members of the Emeryviulle FD.

    City of Emeryville Fire Department CERT is endorsed by the City of Emeryville Fire Department. For more information on City of Emeryville Fire Department CERT or the City of Emeryville Fire Department, please contact George Warren at 510-596-3759 or email gwarren@ci.emeryville.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG)
    Geographic Area: Montecito Fire Protection District – 93108
    Point of Contact: Geri Ventura
    Phone Number: 8059692537
    E-mail address: gventura@montecitofire.com
    Website address: http://www.merrag.com
    Brief Description: MISSION
    The Mission of the Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG) is to prepare the community today for tomorrow’s disasters by delivering public education on disaster preparedness, CERT training, and regular drills and refresher courses. MERRAG also exists to provide additional manpower and communications to Public Service and Safety agencies within the Montecito Community after a disaster.

    GOALS
    1. To enhance the state of readiness of the Montecito Community through the delivery of information encouraging self sufficiency and preparedness.
    2. To have trained local residents available to assist the Montecito Fire Protection District in opening and staffing a District Operations Center after a disaster.
    3. To provide reliable communications via telephone trees and UHF radios distributed to schools, churches, large organizations, and home owner/neighborhood groups throughout the Montecito Community.

    Name of Program: Loma Linda CERT
    Geographic Area: Loma Linda City
    Point of Contact: Debra Kreske
    Phone Number: 9097992852
    E-mail address: dkreske@lomalinda-ca.gov
    Brief Description: In 2004, the City of Loma Linda started a CERT Training Program for it’s citizens. The goal of CERT is to train members of Loma Linda neighborhoods, community organizations, and workplaces in basic emergency response skills that are outlined in the CERT curriculum. CERT members can then be integrated into the emergency response capabilities for Loma Linda. At the present, over 60 people have been trained in CERT 1.

    For more information about Loma Linda CERT, please contact Emergency Services Coordinator, Debra Kreske at 909-799-2860 or email at dkreske@lomalinda-ca.gov.

    Loma Linda CERT is sponsored by the Loma Linda City Fire Department. For more information about the Loma Linda City Fire Department, please contact Debra Kreske at 909-799-2860 or email at dkreske@lomalinda-ca.gov.

    Name of Program: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District CERT
    Geographic Area: San Ramon Valley
    Point of Contact: Danielle Bell
    Phone Number: 9258386697
    E-mail address: cert@srvfire.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.firedepartment.org/
    Brief Description: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is based on a simple observation: in major emergencies, professional emergency services are overloaded immediately. For example, the San Ramon Valley (which includes: San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Diablo, Blackhawk and Morgan Territory) has 41 firefighters, and approximately 15 sworn Police Officers on duty on any given day. That is approximately 60 first responders for a community of 150,000 people, which is adequate for normal emergencies, rescues and crimes. However, if a mass emergency traps or injures just 2 % of the inhabitants, there are instantly 3,000 victims, many with major injuries. The goal is to get as many people trained from different areas within the San Ramon Valley as possible. For example, we would like to have at least one person trained per community instead of 50 in one area. This will enable the entire Valley to be prepared, rather than just one specific neighborhood. Please contact us and we will get you signed up!

    For more information on San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District CERT, please contact Danielle Bell at (925) 838-6697 or email at cert@srvfire.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: City of South San Francisco Fire Department CERT
    Geographic Area: City of South San Francisco, Ca
    Point of Contact: John Grimaldi
    Phone Number: 6508297222
    E-mail address: john.grimaldi@ssf.net
    Brief Description: The City of South San Francisco Fire Department offers a FEMA CERT program to its citizens, community groups, and businesses. The program follows the format designed by the LAFD and consists of training in the areas of disaster preparedness, disaster fire supression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization, a course review, and a final disaster simulation involving all that the participants have learned in the previous training. It is the goal of the South San Francisco Fire Department to prepare its citizens to render immediate life saving and life sustaining efforts in the event of a disaster.

    Name of Program: City of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: City Limits of Fairfield
    Point of Contact: Jerry Clark
    Phone Number: 7074287341
    E-mail address: jclark@fairfield.ca.gov
    Website address: https://fairfieldcacert.samariteam.com
    Brief Description: PREFACE: The City of Fairfield’s CERT Program is a joint effort between the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, City Managers Office, and select civic groups. The CERT training is designed to prepare Faifield residents to help themselves, their family, their neighbors, and community in case of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. The goal is to train and equip volunteer teams to operate during the first 48 to 72 hours after a major disaster when normal emergency forces are unavailable. Training will provide members with general emergency preparedness, basic first aid, security, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, and public safety.

    For more information on City of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team, please contact Jerry Clark at 707-428-7341 or email at jclark@fairfield.ca.gov.

    City of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team is endorsed by the City of Fairfield. For more information on the City of Fairfield, please contact Jerry Clark at 707-428-7341 or email at jclark@fairfield.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Glendale CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles
    Point of Contact: Tanya Gregorian
    Phone Number: 8185486404
    E-mail address: tgregorian@ci.glendale.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.glendalefire.org
    Brief Description: The mission of the Glendale CERT Program is to train Glendale Residents to assist in saving and sustaining lives following an emergency or disastrous event by applying basic response and organizational skills to their communities, families, and neighborhoods, until professional emergency response arrives.

    Glendale CERT is endorsed by the Glendale Fire Department. For more information on Glendale CERT or the Glendale Fire Department, please contact Tanya Gregorian at 818-584-6404 or email tgregorian@ci.glendale.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Rio Vista CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Rio Vista
    Point of Contact: Scott Bahrenfuss
    Phone Number: 7073742233
    E-mail address: sbahrenfuss@ci.rio-vista.ca.us
    Brief Description: To educate the citizens of Rio Vista to be better prepared to take care of themselves, their family, friends, and neighbors in the event of a disaster of any type until trained emergency responders can arrive on the scene. To establish Community Emergency Response Teams as emergency management resources, volunteer pools to help during an emergency, and to perform projects that improve our community’s preparedness to meet an emergency.

    Rio Vista CERT is endorsed by the City of Rio Vista. For more information on Rio Vista CERT or the City of Rio Vista, please contact Fire Captain Scott Bahrenfuss at (707) 374-2233 or email at sbahrenfuss@ci.rio-vista.ca.us

    Name of Program: Hayward CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District
    Point of Contact: Thor Poulsen
    Phone Number: 5105834948
    E-mail address: HaywardCERT@hayward-ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.hayward-ca.gov
    Brief Description: CERT Program provides training to City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District residents. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors in the event of a major disaster.

    For more information on Hayward CERT, please contact Thor Poulsen at 510-583-4948 or email at HaywardCERT@hayward-ca.gov.

    Hayward CERT is endorsed by the City of Hayward Fire Department. For more information on the City of Hayward Fire Department, please contact Thor Poulsen at 510-583-4948 or email at HaywardCERT@hayward-ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept (PMVFD) CERT
    Geographic Area: CSA 110
    Point of Contact: William Leininger
    Phone Number: 7608076923
    E-mail address: Bill_Leininger@alumni.williams.edu
    Website address: http://www.palomarfire.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (PMVFD), PMVFD CERT Provides support to the PMVFD and the residents and visitors to Palomar Mountain, in San Diego County. Palomar Mountain is the home to the California Institute of Technology’s Palomar Observatory, and the Palomar Mountain State Park, in addition to other camp sites and hiking trails. Our CERT’s main efforts focus on disaster preparedness and response for wildfire, earthquake, cold weather emergencies, and recreational accidents.

    For more information on Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept (PMVFD) CERT or Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (PMVFD), please contact Dr. Bill Leininger at (760) 742-3701 or email at Bill_Leininger@alumni.williams.edu.

    Name of Program: Independence Ranch-San Miguel Ca. CERT
    Geographic Area: Independence Ranch, San Miguel /Paso Robles
    Point of Contact: James Fritsche
    Phone Number: 8056105565
    E-mail address: directorirfpd@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.irfpd.org
    Brief Description: The Independence Ranch Fire Protection District is an all volunteer organization providing secondary disaster response, and an emphasis on Fire Prevention. In these days of limited County and State budgets, and with increased calls for emergency services, coupled with our remote location, neighbors helping supplement the regular authorities can make the difference in the event of a major emergency. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not readily available. Come get involved! Training is open to anyone in the San Miguel/Paso Robles, CA area. The costs for all training materials and equipment used by members are underwritten by grants from local organizations.

    Name of Program: Menifee C.E.R.T.
    Geographic Area: The CIty of Menifee, California
    Point of Contact: Michael Anderson
    Phone Number: 9516726777
    E-mail address: manderson@cityofmenifee.us
    Website address: http://www.menifee-online.org
    Brief Description: The Menifee CERT Program will enhance existing and new emergency response programs for the City of Menifee. For more information please contact Michael Anderson, Office of Emergency Management, at 951-672-6777.

    Name of Program: Cypress Fire Protection District
    Geographic Area: Unincorporated area surrounding the CIty of Carmel
    Point of Contact: Richard Lopez
    Phone Number: 8316242374
    E-mail address: richard.lopez@fire.ca.gov
    Brief Description: The Cypress Fire Protection District promotes partnering between response agencies and the people of the community. We train residents basic response skills, form them into CERT teams and increase the response capabilities of the community. We also use our CERT members to assist with special projects and community events.

    Name of Program: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
    Point of Contact: Wilson Lee
    Phone Number: 3235265010
    E-mail address: wtlee@lasd.org
    Website address: http://www.lasd.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the LASD CERT program offers training and volunteer opportunities to volunteers within the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. For additional information regarding the LASD program please contact Deputy Wilson Lee, Community Law Enforcement Partnership Program (CLEPP), at 323-526-5015.

    Name of Program: Westminster CERT
    Geographic Area: West Orange County California
    Point of Contact: Rebecca Barlow
    Phone Number: 7148983315
    E-mail address: rbarlow@westminster-ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.westcountycert.com/
    Brief Description: The West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program is aligned with the National CERT model and offers participants opportunities to learn skills that can help them respond to emergency and disaster situations safely, effectively and efficiently.

    For more information about Westminster CERT, please contact Rebecca Barlow at 714-548-3761 or email at rbarlow@westminster-ca.gov.

    Westminster CERT is sponsored by the City of Westminster. For more information about the City of Westminster, please contact Rebecca Barlow at 714-548-3761 or email at rbarlow@westminster-ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Antelope Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Antelope Valley
    Point of Contact: Christine Ulrich-Lesiecki
    Phone Number: 6612722583
    E-mail address: culrich@lasd.org
    Website address: http://antelopevalleycert.com/
    Brief Description: We provide assistance to Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Dept when needed. We have a Team Captain for each community, monthly meetings, quarterly refreshers to maintain current training with our members. We also assist a large hospital with emergency communications. Our goal is to take care of each other and our communities during times of disaster and severe need.

    Name of Program: Los Rios Community College District CERT
    Geographic Area: Sacramento, Eldorado, Yolo
    Point of Contact: Cheryl Sears
    Phone Number: 9166917393
    E-mail address: Cheryl.Sears@losrios.edu
    Website address: http://crc.losrios.edu/~police/
    Brief Description: The Los Rios Community College District has adopted the Campus Community Emergency Response Team to assist with disaster preparedness training throughout the District. The program is taught by the Los Rios Emergency Management Team, which is comprised of sworn police instructors. The program is a 40 hour CERT program that follows the ICS standards. In addition, it covers disaster preparedness, first aide, mitigation, response and recovery issues and procedures specific to a Campus setting.

    For more information on Los Rios Community College District CERT, please contact Captain Cheryl Sears at (916) 691-7393 or email at Cheryl.Sears@losrios.edu.

    Los Rios Community College District CERT is endorsed by the Los Rios Community college District. For more information on the Los Rios Community College District, please contact Captain Cheryl Sears at (916) 691-7393 or email at Cheryl.Sears@losrios.edu.

    Name of Program: UCSB/Isla Vista CERT Program
    Geographic Area: UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista
    Point of Contact: Jim Caesar
    Phone Number: 8054501437
    E-mail address: james.caesar@ehs.ucsb.edu
    Website address: http://emergency.ucsb.edu/index.html
    Brief Description: UCSB/Isla Vista Community Emergency Response Teams

    Our goal is to provide CERT training to 220 volunteers annually: 78 CSOs, 42 Grounds and Custodial Staff, and 100 UCSB/Isla Vista community leaders.

    For more information about UCSB/Isla Vista CERT, please contact Jim Caesar at (805) 450-1437 or email at james.caesar@ehs.ucsb.edu.

    UCSB/Isla Vista CERT is endorsed by The University of California at Santa Barbara. For more information about UCSB, please contact Jim Caesar at (805) 450-1437 or email at james.caesar@ehs.ucsb.edu.

    Name of Program: 29 Palms CERT
    Geographic Area: Twentynine Palms
    Point of Contact: Mary Reeves
    Phone Number: 7603611410
    E-mail address: cert@reachout29.org
    Website address: http://www.reachoutmb.org
    Brief Description: Inform and educate their neighbors about disaster preparedness. Assist public safety agencies and local community boards with public events. Respond to local disasters in accordance with CERT protocols and support emergency personnel upon their arrival and request.Assist agencies in managing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. Participate in community outreach opportunities.

    Name of Program: Santa Ynez Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: 93427,93460,93464
    Point of Contact: Tom Walton
    Phone Number: 8056867435
    E-mail address: tomw@cityofbuellton.com
    Website address: https://www.santaynezvalleycert.org
    Brief Description: This program covers the entire Santa Ynez Valley including the cities of Buellton and Solvang and the unincorporated areas of Los Olivos, Ballard, and Chumash. We are working to build a sustained program in where CERT will be a branch of our Countywide SAR.

    Name of Program: City of Ventura CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Ventura
    Point of Contact: Brian Clark
    Phone Number: 8056547794
    E-mail address: bclark@cityofventura.net
    Website address: http://www.cityofventura.net/cert
    Brief Description: Sponsored by City of Ventura and City Fire Department-

    Name of Program: Southland Young Marines
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
    Point of Contact: Natalie Salazar
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: ndsalaza@lasd.org
    Website address: http://www.southlandyoungmarines.org
    Brief Description: Southland Young Marines partner with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s CERT Training Staff to bring Community Emergency Response Team training to the youth of our communities. In 2003 it was intiated as a pilot program and Southland invited Young Marine units from throughout Southern California and Police and Fire Explorers, bringing all three disciplines together to take part in this worthwhile training. This effort is in response to the mission of Citizen Corps call to Americans asking us to, “help each other and our families and our communites to be safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any disaster”. In 2007 we opened enrollment to JROTC Units, Sea Cadets and Squadrons of the Civil Air Patrol Youth Cadet Program. The training given during the CERT Camp, is the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) approved 21 hour course curriculum. Additionally the students are also given 8 hours of instruction on First Aid and CPR (American Red Cross).

    Name of Program: Eel River Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Eel River Valley
    Point of Contact: Joe Hadley
    Phone Number: 7078345557
    E-mail address: jhadley@humboldt.k12.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/ervrems/
    Brief Description: Eel River Valley CERT program goals are threefold: to expand the number of citizens trained to respond to emergencies, to assist local schools during an emergency, and to encourage emergency preparedness in the Eel River Valley.

    For more information about The Eel River Valley CERT, please contact Joe Hadley at 707-834-5557 or email at jhadley@humboldt.k12.ca.us.

    Eel River Valley CERT is sponsored by the Fortuna Union Elementary School District. For more information on the Fortuna Union Elementary School District, please call (707) 725-2293 or email Joe Hadley at jhadley@humboldt.k12.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Nevada County CERT
    Geographic Area: Nevada County
    Point of Contact: Patti Carter
    Phone Number: 5302657174
    E-mail address: patti.carter@co.nevada.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.mynevadacounty.com
    Brief Description: Nevada County CERT is a joint effort between the County Office of Emergency Services and the Public Health Department. Classes are offered several times per year and all Nevada County residents are welcome to attend. All classes are free of charge.

    All local fire and law enforcement agencies partner with us in CERT as well as several churches and schools.

    For more information on Nevada County CERT, please contact Patti Carter at 530-265-7174 or email at patti.carter@co.nevada.ca.us.

    Nevada County CERT is endorsed by the County of Nevada. For more information on the County of Nevada, please contact Patti Carter at 530-265-7174 or email at patti.carter@co.nevada.ca.us.

    Name of Program: City of Inglewood C.E.R.T. Program
    Geographic Area: Inglewood
    Point of Contact: Darryl Rouzan
    Phone Number: 3104125530
    E-mail address: drouzan1@cityofinglewood.org
    Website address: http://www.cityofinglewood.org
    Brief Description:

    For more information on City of Inglewood C.E.R.T. Program, please contact Darryl Rouzan at 310-412-5530 or email at drouzan1@cityofinglewood.org.

    City of Inglewood C.E.R.T. Program is endorsed by the City of Inglewood. For more information on the City of Inglewood, please contact Darryl Rouzan at 310-412-5530 or email at drouzan1@cityofinglewood.org.

    Name of Program: Contra Costa County CERT Programs
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa
    Point of Contact: Chris Boyer
    Phone Number: 9256464461
    E-mail address: cboye@so.cccounty.us
    Brief Description: A county-wide, community based preparedness training for county residents. It is taught by local instructors and emergency services personnel. Community Emergency Response Teams are forming in all areas of the county. Become a part of something good. Join us!

    For more information on Contra Costa County CERT Programs, please contact Chris Boyer at 925-646-4461 or email at cboye@so.cccounty.us.

    Contra Costa County CERT Programs are endorsed by the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office. For more information on the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, please contact Chris Boyer at 925-646-4461 or email at cboye@so.cccounty.us.

    Name of Program: Rancho Santa Fe CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe
    Point of Contact: Dave McQuead
    Phone Number: 8587565971
    E-mail address: mcquead@rsf-fire.org
    Website address: http://www.rsf-fire.org
    Brief Description: CERT program encompassing 42 square mile fire district, approx. 15,000 population. Curriculum covers entire FEMA guidelines. Rancho Santa Fe CERT is endorsed by the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District.

    For more information on Rancho Santa Fe CERT or Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District please contact Captain Dave McQuead at 858-756-5971 ext 149 or email at mcquead@rsf-fire.org.

    Name of Program: Vista CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Vista
    Point of Contact: Ned Vander Pol
    Phone Number: 7607261340
    E-mail address: nvanderpol@cityofvista.com
    Website address: http://www.vistacert.org

    Name of Program: Summit CERT
    Geographic Area: Summit Area and adjacent mountain communities
    Point of Contact: Laura Larkin
    Phone Number: 4082186884
    E-mail address: cert@lomaprietafire.org
    Website address: http://summitcert.blogspot.com
    Brief Description: Summit CERT is supported and supervised by Loma Prieta Fire and Rescue, which is part of Santa Cruz County Fire. Our mission is to train local residents in disaster response skills, foster a Culture of Preparedness by promoting individual and family preparedness, and maintain Summit CERT’s Team disaster readiness through ongoing refresher and advanced training.

    Summit CERT is endorsed by the Loma Prieta Fire and Rescue. For more information on Summit CERT or the Loma Prieta Fire and Rescue, please contact Kathi Larkin at 408-218-6884 or email cert@lomaprietafire.org.

    Name of Program: Monterey C.E.R.T.
    Geographic Area: Monterey Peninsula
    Point of Contact: Roger Reed
    Phone Number: 8316463900
    E-mail address: reed@ci.monterey.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.monterey.org/fire/cert/index.html
    Brief Description: Currently the Monterey Fire Department teaches the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The CERT program is designed to help prepare yourself, your family, and your community in the event of a major catastrophic disaster. The primary focus of the course is safety and being self prepared in the event of large scale emergencies. The twenty hour CERT course covers topics in disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, hazerdous materials, terrorism, disaster first aid, fire suppression, and extinguisher use. Individuals within the community taking the CERT class upon completion will be able to effectively multi-task and mitigate situations while working as a multifunctional response team. The CERT course is offered free of charge to anyone, and is sponsored by the Monterey County Office Of Emergency Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Citizen Corps Council of Monterey County. The Monterey Fire Department is currently the CERT project manager for the Monterey County Operational Area. Departments participating in the CERT program include Carmel Fire Department, Carmel Valley Fire District, Carmel Highlands – CAL FIRE, Seaside Fire Department, and Monterey Fire Department.

    Name of Program: Oxnard CERT
    Geographic Area: Oxnard California
    Point of Contact: Deborah O’Malia
    Phone Number: 8053857722
    E-mail address: oxnard_fire@ci.oxnard.ca.us
    Brief Description: The City of Oxnard Fire Department and the Disaster Preparedness Division are pleased to host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes.

    This FREE training is taught by Oxnard Firefighters and focuses on teaching our community how to be self sufficient during a disaster. Hands on skills taught in this series of classes include: fire extinguisher training (You’ll get to put out a real fire under the watchful eyes of firefighting professionals!). You’ll learn how to do disaster first aid and triage. You’ll even learn some basic search and rescue techniques.

    Class participants will have the opportunity to participate in a full scale disaster exercise at the completion of the class room portion of the training. No special skills are needed.

    SESSION #1: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Learn about disasters and their impact on the community; personal preparedness; emergency kits.

    SESSION #2: DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire chemistry, hazards, and hands-on training in fire extinguisher use.

    SESSION #3: DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS – PART I Triage, head to toe assessments, establishing a treatment site and simple first aid procedures.

    SESSION # 4: DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS – PART II First aid treatment strategies, establishing a treatment site and continuation of Session # 3 topics

    SESSION #5: LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE Rescuer safety, search patterns, lifting and cribbing techniques.

    SESSION # 6: DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY /TERRORISM Terrorism awareness and disaster psychology for the rescuer.

    FINAL EXERCISE: Disaster simulation with YOU as the rescuer!

    We encourage you and your family, friends and neighbors to join in learning these fascinating and potentially life saving skills.

    For information on CERT training in Oxnard, contact Oxnard Fire Department at 805 – 385-7722 or check our website: http://www.oxnardfire.org

    Name of Program: Grizzly Flats CERT
    Geographic Area: El Dorado County – Grizzly Flats
    Point of Contact: AJ Janzen
    Phone Number: 5306211601
    E-mail address: janzenaj@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.grizzlyflatsca.com
    Brief Description: Called upon to respond and work under El Dorado County OES for natural disasters and community assistance. And, some of our CERT members are 1st Responders that are able assist in medical emergencies with Pioneer Fire Dept.

    Name of Program: Mountain Disaster Preparedness
    Geographic Area: San Jacinto Mountain communities
    Point of Contact: Mark Lamont
    Phone Number: 9516592153
    E-mail address: marklamont@idyllwildfire.org
    Brief Description: MDP serves the San Jacinto Mountain communities of Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center (California). Our mission is to provide education, training, and support in disaster preparedness and response to our residents. Being resort communities with large part-time and visitor populations, we train to support those many untrained, spontaneous volunteers and victims who are unfamiliar with the geography, topography, and demography of our communities. In partnership with Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD), Riverside County Fire (RivCo Fire), Riverside County Sheriff’s Office (RS), MDP is the training and volunteer response organization in the San Jacinto Mountains.

    For more information about Mountain Disaster Preparedness, please contact Mark Lamont at 951-659-2153 or email at marklamont@idyllwildfire.org.

    Mountain Disaster Preparedness is sponsored by the Idyllwild Fire Protection District For more information about the Idyllwild Fire Protection District, please contact Mike Mulhall at 951-659-2153 or email at mikemulhall@idyllwildfire.org.

    Name of Program: University of California Santa Cruz CERT
    Geographic Area: UCSC Campus and Satellite Facilities
    Point of Contact: Chris Gaylord
    Phone Number: 8314592342
    E-mail address: cgaylord@ucsc.edu
    Website address: http://fire.ucsc.edu/cert
    Brief Description: The campus CERT program provides emergency preparedness training to faculty and staff members. These individuals form a cadre of trained personnel who can support their units during an emergency and who can be called on to support other campus operations. In addition, the Student Affairs Division requires CERT training for all full-time residential staff and other key personnel in order to provide support to the ten colleges and other residential communities during a major emergency. Two formally organized “neighborhood” teams also exist at the UCO Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton and in the Faculty/Staff Housing area.

    For more information about University of California Santa Cruz CERT, please contact Fire Captain Chris Gaylord at 831-459-2342 or email at cgaylord@ucsc.edu.

    The University of California Santa Cruz CERT is sponsored by the University of California Santa Cruz Fire Department. For more information about the University of California Santa Cruz Fire Department, please contact Fire Captain Chris Gaylord at 831-459-2342 or email at cgaylord@ucsc.edu.

    Name of Program: Crestline Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    Geographic Area: The boundries of the Crest Forest Fire Protection District
    Point of Contact: Michael Sherman
    Phone Number: 9093383311
    E-mail address: crf3200@aol.com
    Website address: http://www.cffd.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Crest Forest Fire Protection District and Crestline/Lake Gregory Rotary Club,the Crestline CERT serves the area encompassed by the Crest Forest Fire Protection District which includes the unincorporated California communities of Cedar Pines Park, Valley of Enchantment, Crestline, Lake Gregory, Rim Forest, Twin Peaks, Aqua Fria, and the west half of Blue Jay.

    Our initial objectives are to organize, train, and coordinate community volunteers to assist their communities during major disasters, especially wildland fires, wind storms, floods, winter disasters, and earthquakes.

    For more information on Crestline Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), please contact Chief Michael Sherman at 909-338-3311 or email at crf3200@aol.com.

    Crestline Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is endorsed by the Crest Forest Fire Protection District & the Crestline/Lake Gregory Rotary Club. For more information on the Crest Forest Fire Protection District & the Crestline/Lake Gregory Rotary Club, please contact Chief Michael Sherman at 909-338-3311 or email at crf3200@aol.com.

    Name of Program: City of Carson – CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County, City of Carson
    Point of Contact: Anita Kincherlow
    Phone Number: 3108477481
    E-mail address: akincher@carson.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.cityofcarson.org
    Brief Description: In event of a major emergency or disaster, the citizens of Carson will be prepared and self-sufficient with basic survival skills learned in the CERT Program for possibly 72 or more hours.

    For more information about the City of Carson – CERT Program, please call Anita Kincherlow at (310) 847-7481 or email at akincher@carson.ca.us.

    City of Carson – CERT is endorsed by the City of Carson – Public Safety Department. For more information on the City of Carson – Public Safety Department, please call Anita Kincherlow at (310) 847-7481 or email at akincher@carson.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Estero Bay CERT
    Geographic Area: San Luis Obispo County
    Point of Contact: Rick Carr
    Phone Number: 8057724467
    E-mail address: rickcarr@morrobay.org
    Brief Description: The Estero Bay CERT is a multi-city team that includes: Morro Bay, Los Osos, and Cayucos. We are currently in the start up phase with Morro Bay as the Central Location. Our goal is to establish a divisionalized district team.

    For more information about The Estero Bay CERT, please contact Rick Carr at (805) 772-4467 or email at rickcarr@morrobay.org.

    The Estero Bay CERT is endorsed by the Morro Bay Fire Dept. For more information on the Morro Bay Fire Department, please contact Fire Chief Mike Pond at (805) 772-6242 or email at mpond@morro-bay.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Mendocino County Office of Education Campus CERT and TEEN CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Northern California
    Point of Contact: Craig Zachlod
    Phone Number: 7074675025
    E-mail address: czachlod@mcoe.us
    Website address: http://www.mcoe.us
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Global Community College Inc., an Educational 501c3, our CERT program focuses on teaching CERT through schools, colleges and universities in collaboration with local CERT programs and first responders.

    Our program has offered two TTT programs and has graduated approximately 250 students in the past two years.

    For additional information please contact Craig Zachlod at 707-467-5025.

    For more information on Mendocino County Office of Education Campus CERT and TEEN CERT Program or Global Community College Inc, please contact Craig Zachlod at (707) 467-5025 or email at czachlod@gccprepared.org

    Name of Program: Santa Cruz County CERT
    Geographic Area: Santa Cruz County
    Point of Contact: RAY SOLER
    Phone Number: 8313354422
    E-mail address: felcap07@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://santacruzcountycert.org/
    Brief Description: For more information on Santa Cruz County CERT please visit our website at http://santacruzcountycert.org or contact Ray Soler at (831) 335-4422 or email at felcap07@yahoo.com

    Name of Program: City of Beverly Hills CERT
    Geographic Area: Beverly Hills
    Point of Contact: Bruce Lessing
    Phone Number: 3102852703
    E-mail address: blessing@beverlyhills.org
    Website address: http://www.beverlyhills.org/services/fire/cert.asp
    Brief Description:

    For more information on City of Beverly Hills CERT, please contact Captain Bruce Lessing at 310-281-2703 or email at blessing@beverlyhills.org.

    City of Beverly Hills CERT is endorsed by the City Beverly Hills Fire Department. For more information on the City Beverly Hills Fire Department, please contact Captain Bruce Lessing at 310-281-2703 or email at blessing@beverlyhills.org.

    Name of Program: Hawthorne CERT
    Geographic Area: 90250
    Point of Contact: Claudio Taniguchi
    Phone Number: 3103492902
    E-mail address: ctaniguchi@cityofhawthorne.org
    Website address: http://www.cityofhawthorne.com/
    Brief Description: The City of Hawthorne CERT Program educates citizens 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. All classes are taught by trained L.A. County Fire Department Firefighters, with an emphasis on hands-on practice. Classes are also offered in Spanish.

    Name of Program: Santa Clarita Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County
    Point of Contact: Gary Scott
    Phone Number: 6612124143
    E-mail address: SCVCERT@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.lasdhq.org/lasd_services/cert.html
    Brief Description: The Santa Clarita Valley CERT program is administered and managed in affiliation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, serving the unincorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley, including the areas of Castaic, Val Verde and Stevenson’s Ranch.

    For more information on Santa Clarita Valley CERT please contact Gary Scott at (661) 212-4143 or email at SCVCERT@yahoo.com.

    Santa Clarita Valley CERT is endorsed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. For more information on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, please contact Deputy Wilson Lee at (323) 526-5015 or email at wtlee@lasd.org.

    Name of Program: Yorba Linda CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Yorba Linda
    Point of Contact: Brett Channing
    Phone Number: 7149617103
    E-mail address: bchanning@yorba-linda.org
    Website address: http://www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us/~ci26/city-services/cert
    Brief Description: In 2009, the City of Yorba Linda started a CERT Training Program for its citizens. The goal of CERT is to train citizens of Yorba Linda in basic emergency response skills that are outlined in the CERT curriculum. CERT members can then be integrated into the emergency response capabilities for Yorba Linda, should they so choose. Currently, over 70 Yorba Linda residents have been trained through the CERT Training Program.

    The CERT training class is taught twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The class is three full days with the first two being educational and the third being a disaster simulation. For more information about Yorba Linda CERT, please contact Brett Channing at 714-961-7103 or email at bchanning@yorba-linda.org.

    Name of Program: Concord CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
    Point of Contact: Margaret Romiti
    Phone Number: 9256713184
    E-mail address: margaretr@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us
    Website address: http://cityofconcord.org/police/emergency/cert.htm
    Brief Description: The City of Concord, in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District , is sponsoring Emergency Preparedness classes for residents of the community.

    CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

    For more information on Concord CERT, please contact Margaret Romiti at 925-671-3184 or email at margaretr@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us.

    Concord CERT is endorsed by the Concord Police Department. For more information on the Concord Police Department, please contact Margaret Romiti at 925-671-3184 or email at margaretr@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Teen CERT
    Geographic Area: Sacramento Region
    Point of Contact: Carol Willis
    Phone Number: 9165085683
    E-mail address: TeenCERT@aol.com
    Website address: http://www.srccc.org
    Brief Description: CERT taught to teens in High Schools and in the community. Teen CERTS will help the school safety team in the event of an emergency or disaster in the school. They also volunteer in the community and assist CERT groups. We also provide Teen CERT Train the Trainer classes.

    For more information about Teen CERT, please contact Carol Willis at (916) 508-5683 or email at TeenCERT@aol.com.

    Teen CERT is endorsed by the Sacramento Fire Department. For more information about the Sacramento Fire Department, please contact Captain William White at (916) 566-6452 or email at wwhite@sfd.cityofsacramento.org.

    Name of Program: Central County FD CERT
    Geographic Area: Burlingame & Hillsborough
    Point of Contact: Rocque Yballa
    Phone Number: 6505587600
    E-mail address: ryballa@centralcountyfd.org
    Brief Description: Provide citizens with the basic skills needed to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emeergency services are not immediately available.

    Name of Program: California City C.E.R.T
    Geographic Area: California City
    Point of Contact: David Orr
    Phone Number: 7603734841
    E-mail address: dorr@calcityfire.us
    Website address: http://www.calcityfire.us/
    Brief Description: The City of California City Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) is designed to help out families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses prepare for effective disaster/emergency response through training and pre planning. This training covers basic skills that are important to know when emergency services are not immediately available. You can make a difference by using the training to save lives and protect property. Emergency responders, emergency management personnel and emergency trained volunteers provide training. Program material covers earthquakes, fires, flood, hazardous incidents and other life-threatening situations.

    Name of Program: City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: City of Rancho Cucamonga (CA)
    Point of Contact: Breanna Medina
    Phone Number: 9094772770
    E-mail address: breanna.medina@cityofrc.us
    Website address: http://www.cityofrc.us
    Brief Description: The City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Emergency Response Team is endorsed by the City of Rancho Cucamonga. For more information about the City of Rancho Cucamonga or City of Ranco Cucamonga Community Emergency Response Team, please call Breanna Medina at 909-477-2770 ext 3009 or email at breanna.medina@cityofrc.us.

    Name of Program: Lake Arrowhead CERT
    Geographic Area: Service Zone PM-1, CSA70
    Point of Contact: Cheryl Nagy
    Phone Number: 9093379922
    E-mail address: cnagy@heartsandlives.org
    Website address: http://www.mtncert.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by San Bernardino County Fire and the Mountain Sunrise Rotary, to provide education and disaster assistance to the first responders within the area boundaries. For more information please contact Cheryl Nagy at, 909-337-9922.

    Name of Program: Morgan Hill CERT
    Geographic Area: Morgan Hill; including South Santa Clara County residents
    Point of Contact: Jennifer Ponce
    Phone Number: 4087767310
    E-mail address: jennifer.ponce@morganhill.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.mhcert.com/
    Brief Description: Our program, sponsored by City of Morgan Hill OES, follows the Citizen Corp program with the addition of hazards and procedures unique to Morgan Hill. Following graduation our members receive monthly training. We have a dedicated group of citizens who strive to be better prepared for a disaster in hopes of helping citizens in need.

    For more information on Morgan Hill CERT or the City of Morgan Hill OES, please contact Jennifer Ponce at (408) 776-7310 or email at jennifer.ponce@morganhill.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: City of El Segundo CERT
    Geographic Area: Los Angeles County (Area G)
    Point of Contact: Jeffrey Robinson
    Phone Number: 3105242252
    E-mail address: jrobinson@elsegundo.org
    Website address: http://www.elsegundo.org/depts/fire/emergency/cert.asp
    Brief Description: The City of El Segundo CERT Program follows the national CERT program standards, and works in coordination with the City of Los Angeles to maintain the original standards of the program – to empower the community to be self-reliant, to work safely and efficiently, to be prepared for all hazards, and work in coordination with local government in a disaster.

    For more information on The City of El Segundo CERT Program, please contact Jeffery Robinson at (310) 524-2252 or email at jrobinson@elsegundo.org.

    The City of El Segundo CERT Program is endorsed by the City of El Segundo Fire Department, for more information on the City of El Segundo Fire Department, please contact Jeffery Robinson at (310) 524-2252 or email at jrobinson@elsegundo.org.

    Name of Program: Sebastopol CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Sebastopol
    Point of Contact: John Zanzi
    Phone Number: 7078238061
    E-mail address: jzanzi@sonic.net
    Website address: http://www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us/fire.shtml
    Brief Description: Provide CERT training to local residences and businesses.

    For more information on Sebastopol CERT Program, please contact Fire Chief John Zanzi at(707) 823-8061 or email at jzanzi@sonic.net.

    Sebastopol CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Sebastopol. For more information on the City of Sebastopol, please contact Fire Chief John Zanzi at(707) 823-8061 or email at jzanzi@sonic.net.

    Name of Program: P.A.N.D.A. (Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities) CERT
    Geographic Area: Palo Alto
    Point of Contact: Paul Lufkin
    Phone Number: 6506173197
    E-mail address: paul.lufkin@cityofpaloalto.org
    Website address: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/emergencies
    Brief Description: The Palo Alto Fire Department offers the residents of Palo Alto a program to learn how to help your family, neighborhood and community during emergencies like earthquakes, fire or severe weather. P.A.N.D.A., Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities, is the training program that provides disaster preparedness and response for Palo Alto.

    For more information on P.A.N.D.A. (Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities) CERT, please contact Paul Lufkin at 650-617-3197 or email at paul.lufkin@cityofpaloalto.org.

    P.A.N.D.A. (Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities) CERT is endorsed by the Palo Alto Fire Department. For more information on the Palo Alto Fire Department, please contact Paul Lufkin at 650-617-3197 or email at paul.lufkin@cityofpaloalto.org.

    Name of Program: CSU Chico CERT
    Geographic Area: CSU Chico
    Point of Contact: Kathleen Purvis
    Phone Number: 5308986727
    E-mail address: kpurvis@csuchico.edu
    Website address: http://www.csuchico.edu/up/emergency/#CERT
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the CSU Chico Campus Police Department, the CSU Chico CERT team will serve the College Campus as a resource in emergencies and disasters. For additional information please contact Kathleen Purvis, CSU Chico CERT Coordinator, at 530-898-6727.

    Name of Program: Santa Clarita CERT
    Geographic Area: Santa Clarita, California
    Point of Contact: Araz Valijan
    Phone Number: 6612503709
    E-mail address: avalijan@santa-clarita.com
    Website address: http://www.santa-clarita.com
    Brief Description: The City of Santa Clarita Community Emergency Response Team program is designed to help our families, neighborhoods, schools, and business prepare for effective emergency response through training and preplanning.

    Santa Clarita CERT began in 1997, and over 470 people have been trained in the program. The program is conducted 4 times within the year. Participants attend a total of six consecutive weekly classes. Each session is approximately three hours in length. Participant demographics include 30% from education, 25% from the senior community, 20% from the business community, and 25% from the community at large. Classes include lecture, videos and interactive participation and skills assessment. The program fee is $30.00, and it includes the text, and all safety equipment necessary to complete certification.

    Santa Clarita CERT is under the leadership of the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles Fire Department. The CERT level one course includes disaster preparedness, incident command, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology, and team leadership. The final session concludes with a disaster simulation. The CERT level two program includes modules on traffic coordination, critical incident stress managment, and animal preparedness. Members also participate in the annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo.

    For more information on Santa Clarita CERT, please contact Araz Valijan at 661-250-3719 or email at avalijan@santa-clarita.com.
    ,br> Santa Clarita CERT is endorsed by the City of Santa Clarita. For more information on the City of Santa Clarita, please contact Donna Nuzzi at 661-250-3721 or email at dnuzzi@santa-clarita.com.

    Name of Program: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians TERT
    Geographic Area: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Reservation
    Point of Contact: Steven Bandich
    Phone Number: 9098646928
    E-mail address: sbandich@sanmanuel-nsn.gov
    Website address: http://www.sanmanuel.gov
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Tribal Emergency Response Commission, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Emergency Response Team (TERT) was formed to train and equip emergency service personnel for emergencies. This training is designed to prepare reservation volunteers, both tribal members and employees, to help themselves, their families, other tribal members and employees, and casino and reservation guests in the event of a catastrophic event.

    For more information on San Manuel Band of Mission Indians TERT or the Tribal Ememergency Response Commission (TERC), please contact Steven Bandich at 919-864-6928 or email at sbandich@sanmanuel-nsn.gov.

    Name of Program: Santa Paula CERT
    Geographic Area: Ventura County
    Point of Contact: Steven Lazenby
    Phone Number: 8057946094
    E-mail address: slazenby@ci.santa-paula.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.santapaulacert.com / http://www.santapaulacert.blogspot.com
    Brief Description: Very active CERT program and Citizen Corp Council

    Santa Paula CERT is endorsed by the Santa Paula Fire Department. For more information on Santa Paula CERT or the Santa Paula Fire Department please contact Steve Lazenby at 805-933-4297 or email at SLazenby@ci.santa-paula.ca.us

    Name of Program: Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal CERT
    Geographic Area: Valley Center
    Point of Contact: Joe Madas
    Phone Number: 7605046694
    E-mail address: joemadas@msn.com
    Website address: http://www.rincontribe.org
    Brief Description: The Rincon Tribal CERT will provide a Tribal Community based group to respond to local emergencies and provide training and education to Tribal members and local neighboring communities.

    For more information on Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Tribal CERT, please contact Joe Madas at (760) 504-6694 or email at joemadas@msn.com.

    Name of Program: Brea CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Brea, Orange County, California
    Point of Contact: Anna Cave
    Phone Number: 7149907622
    E-mail address: annac@cityofbrea.net
    Website address: http://www.cityofbrea.net
    Brief Description: City of Brea CERT provides CERT training utilizing FEMA/DHS standardized curriculum. Training programs are administered by the City of Brea Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, who is EMI CERT trained. Courses are managed by the Emergency Preparedness Program, which is a division of Brea Fire Services. Instructors include qualified and trained emergency managers, Fire Department and Police Department staff, and other subject matter experts from cooperating agencies. Brea is also a member of the Orange County CMAP group, which is the CERT Mutual Aid Program coordinating body for Orange County. This group provides a forum for coordination and standardization of CERT programs as well as mutual aid responses between agency CERT Team members from throughout the County. The goal of Brea CERT is simple: to save lives through the teaching of courses that encourages self-sufficiency and provides the skills necessary to make decisions during times of emergency. Our focus is neighborhood oriented, with a goal of making each neighborhood community self-sufficient following a disaster, as well as providing an organized citizen communication and response methodology into the City of Brea Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

    For more information on Brea CERT, please contact Anna Cave at (714) 990-7622 or email at annac@cityofbrea.net.

    Brea CERT is endorsed by the City of Brea. For more information on the City of Brea, please contact Anna Cave at (714) 990-7622 or email at annac@cityofbrea.net.

    Name of Program: San Pablo CERT
    Geographic Area: City of San Pablo
    Point of Contact: Andrea Barte
    Phone Number: 5102153110
    E-mail address: andreab@ci.san-pablo.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.sanpablopolice.org/main/cert.htm
    Brief Description: San Pablo CERT is sponsored by the San Pablo Police Department.

    For more information on San Pablo CERT or the City of San Pablo, please contact Andrea Barte at (510) 215-3110 or email at andreab@ci.san-pablo.ca.us.

    Name of Program: CERT San Diego
    Geographic Area: San Diego
    Point of Contact: Carie DeMarco-Krzys
    Phone Number: 6195334353
    E-mail address: cert@sandiego.gov
    Website address: http://www.certsandiego.org
    Brief Description: At CERT San Diego, our goal is to train citizens to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours after a major disaster. Since 2004, CERT San Diego trained over 1300 citizens and currently registers over 600 active members. The Academy is an interactive six-week classroom and hands-on training experience for students. It is taught only by uniformed personnel with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. After the academy, students are given the opportunity to join their community teams, where they continue to build their preparedness knowledge and skills through team meetings and activities. To further enhance the on-going learning process for team members, the CERT San Diego program conducts a limited number of continuing education opportunities in an effort to maintain high levels of skills among its members. CERT San Diego has fifteen community teams within our program’s umbrella. CERT San Diego is a member of and collaborator with the CERT Council of San Diego County and other regional agencies and jurisdictions.

    CERT San Diego is endorsed by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

    For more information on CERT San Diego, please contact Carie DeMarco-Krzys at 619-533-4353 or email at cert@sandiego.gov.

    Name of Program: Allan Hancock College First Aid & Safety CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Northern Santa Barbara and Southern San Luis Obispo Counties
    Point of Contact: Michael Messina
    Phone Number: 8059226966
    E-mail address: mmessina@hancockcollege.edu
    Website address: http://www.hancockcollege.edu
    Brief Description: The Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Program (CA Regional Fire Academy, CA EMT training center, and CA Homeland Security HazMat training) has established an open enrollment course (EMS 102)that teaches general population community college students the skills to enable them to care for their families, friends and neighbors during a catastrophic disasters before fire and EMS arrive. This 3-unit degree applicable course has become a perfect vehicle to offer the CERT program. Being a CA regional fire academy and EMS training site, the college is afforded the opportunity to possess an abundant resource of equipment in addition to having the participation of qualified firefighters, EMTs and paramedics to teach this CERT course to 250-300 students who enroll in this college class each school year.

    For more information on Allan Hancock College First Aid & Safety CERT Program, please contact Michael Messina at 805-922-6966 ext. 3282 or email at mmessina@hancockcollege.edu.

    Allan Hancock College First Aid & Safety CERT Program is endorsed by the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Program. For more information on the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Program, please contact Michael Messina at 805-922-6966 ext. 3282 or email at mmessina@hancockcollege.edu.

    Name of Program: Irvine CERT program
    Geographic Area: Irvine
    Point of Contact: Dawna Finley
    Phone Number: 9497247148
    E-mail address: dfinley@ci.irvine.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.cityofirvine.org/ipd/divisions/emergency_mgmt/cert.asp
    Brief Description: Irvine Police Department – Orange County Fire Authority CERT program was started in the fall of 2001 and has trained over 600 people. The program is a partnership between the Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority. Irvine Public Safety Emergency Management manages the program. Staff is EMI CERT trained and teaches the classes in conjunction with instructors from OCFA. Emergency Management conducts four 8 week sessions per year and 2 -3 day long Refresher Trainings. Each course consists of 28 hours of training and meets one night a week for 8 weeks. The class focuses on interactive discussions and hands-on activities and uses the standard FEMA curriculum. CERT participants must be 18 years or older. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Live Scan fingerprinting is required for all class members.

    Name of Program: Agoura Hills CERT Disaster Response Team
    Geographic Area: City of Agoura Hills
    Point of Contact: Chris Dodd
    Phone Number: 8185977317
    E-mail address: cdodd@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the City of Agoura Hills,the mission of the Agoura Hills CERT/DRT is to educate and promote disaster and emergency safety awareness to all citizens; and to provide assistance, as needed, for community and disaster response to the City, County and State Office of Emergency Services. For more information please call the CERT Information Hotline at 818-597-7302.

    Name of Program: Morongo Basin Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Morongo Basin: Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and surrounding communities
    Point of Contact: Michael Snow
    Phone Number: 7603690608
    E-mail address: msnow@sbcfire.org
    Website address: http://www.sbcfire.org/oes/csc_cert.asp
    Brief Description: The San Bernardino County Fire Department invite citizens of the Morongo Basin to participate in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training. Our goal is to prepare our local citizens for Earthquakes, Fires and Floods that are facts of life.

    Learn what you can do before, during and after a disaster. The reality is that citizens must be prepared to be self-sufficient in the event of a major disaster for at least 72 hours. CERT training will provide information and easy to use steps to help you prepare your home, family and workplace. Participants will be provided the basic training of the CERT Program. Volunteers seeking Disaster Worker Response status will be provided contact information to research s/he endeavor.

    For more information on Morongo Basin Emergency Response Team or the San Bernardino County Fire Department, please contact Battalion Chief Michael Snow at (760) 365-3335 or email at msnow@sbcfire.org

    Name of Program: Strategic Actions For Emergencies (SAFE)
    Geographic Area: City of Milpitas, CA
    Point of Contact: Sean Simonson
    Phone Number: 4085862810
    E-mail address: ssimonson@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/fire/oes_safe.asp
    Brief Description: Strategic Actions For Emergencies (the Community Emergency Response Team program in Milpitas) is an emergency preparedness program created to save lives and reduce property damage by training individuals to initiate mitigation activities before or immediately following an emergency.

    In the event of a major disaster, sections of our community may be severely impacted. Should this happen, public safety professionals will be required to commit all available resources at their disposal to alleviate the emergency. The priorities of City personnel will be saving lives and focusing resources on the greatest number of people.

    The protection of life and property before, during and after a disaster is the responsibility of all of us.

    What are the purposes of S.A.F.E.?
    To create public awareness of potential threats to the community-
    To mitigate loss of life and property-
    To instruct individuals in self-help and mutual aid techniques-
    To provide training in the areas of recovery, special assistance and security-

    What deliverables will S.A.F.E. offer to the community?
    Description and awareness of natural and manmade threats to the community-
    Classroom and hands-on training in measures which may save lives and protect property-
    Printed materials to take home-
    Start-up guidance and ongoing assistance from City government-

    What does the S.A.F.E. training program consist of?
    Classroom and practical training for neighborhood groups of 12 to 20-
    Evening classroom training by Milpitas Fire personnel one day a week for seven weeks-
    A Saturday graduation exercise consisting of a simple test and practical applications of learned skills-
    Registration as a Disaster Service Worker-
    A S.A.F.E. backpack with ID vest and personal safety equipment-

    The Training will be presented as seven 2 1/2 hour weekday evening classes and a Saturday morning course review and disaster simulation. The time requirement is a commitment of approximately 20 hours. The outline of training is as follows:
    Week 1 – Emergency Preparedness
    Week 2 – Fire Safety
    Week 3 – Emergency Medical Operations–Part 1
    Week 4 – Emergency Medical Operations–Part 2
    Week 5 – Light Search & Rescue
    Week 6 – Team Organization & Disaster Psychology
    Week 7 – Terrorism
    Saturday of Week 7 – Final exam/ hands-on exercise

    Strategic Actions For Emergencies SAFE)is endorsed by the City of Milpitas OES. For more information on Strategic Actions For Emergencies (SAFE) or the City of Milpitas OES, please contact Sean Simonson at (408) 586-2810 or email at ssimonson@ci.milpitas.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Martinez CERT
    Geographic Area: Martinez Area
    Point of Contact: Gilford Patton
    Phone Number: 9256399563
    E-mail address: gilford.patton@gmail.com
    Brief Description: In 2007, the City of Martinez started a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program for its citizens. The goal of CERT is to train residents of Martinez and the surrounding unincorporated area, as well as those who work in the city, the basic emergency response knowledge and skills that are outlined in the CERT curriculum. CERT members can then be integrated into the emergency response capabilities for Martinez. One of its first moves was to recruit renowned emergency preparedness and survival expert Gil Patton as the program director. At the present, over 200 people have been trained in the basic CERT course and over 40 TEEN CERTs. The Martinez TEEN CERT program is the second such program in Contra Costa County.

    The Martinez CERT program work closely with the Contra Costa County Animal Service Department’s County Animal Rescue Team (CART) and the Martinez Amateur Radio Club (MARC) and the Martinez Unified School District. The CERT program is working with Shell Oil to develop co-op training plan for its employees and the families. The program is working with groups such as the Rotary Club, Masons, Kiwanis Club and others in promoting emergency preparedness awareness.

    The CERT program has four FEMA certified instructors who teach IS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800. Over 10% of the members have completed IS 100 and 700, with about 5% having complete 22, 55, 100, 200, 700, 800, and 802.

    The CERT Program provides the first aid station for most city events.

    For more information about Martinez CERT, please contact the CERT leadership at martinez.cert@gmail.com. If you do not have email access, you can leave a voice message at 925-228-0911. In special circumstances CERT Director, Gil Patton can be contacted at gilford.patton@dhs.gov.

    The Martinez CERT program is sponsored by the Martinez City Police Department. For more information about the Martinez City Police Department and its program, please contact Sgt. Aaron Roth at aroth@cityofmartinez.org.

    Name of Program: Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Alameda County
    Point of Contact: Genevieve Pastor-Cohen
    Phone Number: 9254542317
    E-mail address: gpastor-cohen@lpfire.org
    Website address: http://www.lpfire.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, our CERT program strives to grow our neighborhood teams, provide monthly updated/refresher training, and involve CERT graduates in community emergency preparedness activities and events. LPFD fire professionals and its emergency preparedness manager serve as instructors and provide hands-on skill development progressively in the components of CERT.

    For more information on Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department CERT Program, please contact Genevieve Pastor-Cohen at (925) 454-2317 or email at gpastor-cohen@lpfire.org.

    Name of Program: City of Folsom CERT
    Geographic Area: Folsom
    Point of Contact: Rande Alfsen
    Phone Number: 9169842878
    E-mail address: ralfsen@folsom.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.folsom.ca.us/depts/fire/volunteer_services/cert.asp
    Brief Description: The City of Folsom in conjunction with the Folsom Police Department and Fire Department regularly conducts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for the public. The program consists of 8 weeks of instruction, conducted during a 3 hour class (6:00 to 9:00 PM) on Tuesday nights here in Folsom. The program culminates with a disaster simulation to test the skills of the volunteer citizens.

    For more information on City of Folsom CERT, please contact Rande Alfsen at 916-984-2878 or email at ralfsen@folsom.ca.us.

    (916) 984-2280 City of Folsom CERT is endorsed by the City of Folsom Fire Department. For more information on the City of Folsom Fire Department, please contact Rande Alfsen at 916-984-2280 or email at ralfsen@folsom.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Santa Rosa Valley CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Santa Rosa Valley
    Point of Contact: Rosemary Allison
    Phone Number: 8054912100
    E-mail address: rosemaryallison@aol.com
    Website address: http://www.santarosavalley911.com/
    Brief Description: In 2008, Santa Rosa Valley, an unincorporated area in Ventura County, CA adopted the FEMA CERT Training Program. The Santa Rosa Valley CERT Program promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve, targeting: Neighborhoods, Businesses, Service Club Organizations, School Staff/ Students and Amateur Radio Emergency Services. CERT members are integrated into the emergency response capability for their areas and maintain and refine their skills by participating in on-going training exercises and activities. CERT training has proven that citizen self reliance can make a community better prepared to survive after a disaster.

    The goal of our Santa Rosa Valley Neighborhood CERT Team is to provide a well-trained civilian emergency workforce, who act as an adjunct to the county’s emergency services during emergency disasters. Can also assist with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

    For more information about Santa Rosa Valley Neighborhood CERT Team, contact Santa Rosa Valley CERT Team Coordinator, Rosemary Allison at rosemaryallison@aol.com or (805) 491-2100.

    Santa Rosa Valley Neighborhood CERT Team is sponsored by the Ventura County Fire Department. For more information about Ventura County Fire Department please contact Ramona Armijo at 805-389-9710.

    Name of Program: Los Alamitos CERT
    Geographic Area: West Orange County
    Point of Contact: Rick Moore
    Phone Number: 5624312255
    E-mail address: rmoore@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us
    Website address: http://westcountycert.com
    Brief Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

    For more information about the Los Alamitos CERT, please contact Corporal Rick Moore at 562-431-2255 ext 445 or email at rmoore@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us.

    Los Alamitos CERT is sponsored by the Los Alamitos Police Department. For more information about the Los Alamitos Police Department, please contact Corporal Rick Moore at 562-431-2255 ext 445 or email at rmoore@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Manteca CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Manteca, San Joaquin County
    Point of Contact: Rex Osborn
    Phone Number: 2094567297
    E-mail address: ROsborn@ci.manteca.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.mantecapd.com
    Brief Description: Manteca CERT was established in January 2003 and has developed into a team of 26 CERT disaster service workers for the City of Manteca, and we have trained over 70 community members in CERT. The CERT program is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations. The 21 hour hands-on program is designed to train citizens in basic preparedness and response skills. Six members of our team responded to the call for assistance to Florida during the Hurricanes of 2004 and three members responded to the Hurricanes of 2005. A team of 10 CERT volunteers have also completed the “Train the Trainer” program.

    Manteca CERT is endorsed by the City of Manteca Police Department. For more information on Manteca CERT or the City of Manteca Police Department, please contact Rex Osborn at (209) 456-7297 or email at ROsborn@ci.manteca.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Branciforte Fire District CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Branciforte Fire District
    Point of Contact: Adam Matlock
    Phone Number: 8312413063
    E-mail address: 5matlocks@comcast.net
    Website address: http://www.branciforte.net
    Brief Description: We hope to train citizens in our district using the CERT model and training materials.

    For more information about the Branciforte Fire District CERT Program, please call Acting Captain Adam Matlock at 831-241-3063 or email at 5matlocks@comcast.net.

    Branciforte Fire District CERT Program is sponsored by the Branciforte Fire Protection District. For more information about the Branciforte Fire Protection District, please call Acting Captain Adam Matlock at 831-241-3063 or email at 5matlocks@comcast.net.

    Name of Program: Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Greater Carmel Area
    Point of Contact: Richard Lopez
    Phone Number: 8316242374
    E-mail address: richard.lopez@fire.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.carmelhighlandsfire.org
    Brief Description: The Carmel Highlands Emergency Response Team, sponsored by the Carmel Highlands and Cypress Fire Protection District, promotes partnering between response agencies and the people of the community. We train residents basic response skills, form them into CERT teams and increase the response capabilities of the community. We also use our CERT members to assist with special projects and community events.

    Name of Program: City of San Clemente CERT
    Geographic Area: City of San Clemente
    Point of Contact: Jen Tucker
    Phone Number: 9493618200
    E-mail address: tuckerj@san-clemente.org
    Website address: http://san-clemente.org
    Brief Description: The San Clemente CERT Program is a supported volunteer program under the Emergency Planning Office of the City of San Clemente. The program launched in 2010, with an inaugural class of 20 students in January 2010.San Clemente CERT Volunteers will support their community through disaster preparedness, training, public outreach, and emergency response in the event of a disaster.

    City of San Clemente Emergency Planning partners with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority. CERT Training is currently offered once a year, typically in January. The next class is scheduled for January 2011.

    For more information on the San Clemente CERT Program, please contact Jen Tucker, Emergency Planning Officer at 949-361-6109 or email at tucker@san-clemente.org.

    The San Clemente CERT Program is endorsed by the City of San Clemente, Emergency Preparedness Office. For more information on Emergency Planning, please contact Jen Tucker at 949-361-6109 or email at tucker@san-clemente.org.

    Name of Program: City of Signal Hill CERT
    Geographic Area: Signal Hill – Long Beach
    Point of Contact: Robert Cravens
    Phone Number: 5629897222
    E-mail address: rcravens@cityofsignalhill.org
    Website address: http://www.signalhillpd.org
    Brief Description: The Signal Hill Police Department, in conjunction with the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the public. The CERT program is offered free of charge, and provides basic training in safety and life-saving skills for the general public. This program allows trained CERT members to assist citizens, as well as police, fire, and medical professionals during a major disaster. Immediately following a disaster, emergency agencies may not be able to meet the needs of the public, and some neighborhoods may be cut off from assistance for an extended period of time. Trained CERT members will be able to provide assistance to those that may not have professional emergency services immediately available to them. This course provides training in emergency preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue operations, medical operations, disaster psychology, and disaster simulation.

    For more information about Signal Hill CERT, please contact Sergeant Robert Cravens at 562-989-7200 or email at rcravens@cityofsignalhill.org.

    Signal Hill CERT is sponsored by the Signal Hill Police Department, in conjunction with the County of Los Angeles Fire Department. For more information about the Signal Hill Police Department, please contact Ron Mark at 562-989-7205 or email at rmark@cityofsignalhill.org.

    Name of Program: Brisbane CEVs
    Geographic Area: Brisbane; 94005
    Point of Contact: Shelley Romriell
    Phone Number: 4155082128
    E-mail address: sromriell@ci.brisbane.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.brisbane.ca.us/html/cityDept/EmerPrep/cev.asp
    Brief Description: The community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills. The organization’s purpose is to provide a group of trained citizens to assist the City’s implementation of its Emergency Operations Plan during a disaster, and to encourage emergency preparedness in the community. As a volunteer organization closely affiliated with the City of Brisbane, members may serve as a temporary resource to the city during emergency situations when professional responders are overwhelmed.

    For more information about the Brisbane CEVs program, please call Shelley Romriell at (415) 508-2128 or email at sromriell@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

    Brisbane CEVs is sponsored by the City of Brisbane. For more information on the City of Brisbane, please call Shelley Romriell at (415) 508-2128 or email at sromriell@ci.brisbane.ca.us.

    Name of Program: City of Escondido CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Escondido
    Point of Contact: Randy Licata
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: rlicata@escondido.org
    Website address: http://www.ci.escondido.ca.us/fire/about/programs/cert/index.html
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the City of Escondido Fire Department, the Escondido CERT program serves the City of Escondido. The City of Escondido is the hub of Nothern San Diego County. We have approximately 130 members. Our goal is to provide Emergency training to the citizens of Escondido and provide an opportunity for those that would like to be called upon during a major disaster to serve. In addition, the members of our team recieve 6 days of continuing education per year to keep their skills honed should there be an activation. For additional information please contact Randy Licata at 760-839-5411 or at rlicata@escondido.org.

    Name of Program: Travis AFB CERT
    Geographic Area: Travis Air Force Base
    Point of Contact: Glen Munn
    Phone Number: 7074246771
    E-mail address: glen.munn@travis.af.mil

    Name of Program: City of Davis CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Davis
    Point of Contact: Mike Porter
    Phone Number: 5307575684
    E-mail address: cert@cityofdavis.org
    Website address: http://cityofdavis.org/cert

    Name of Program: Oceanside CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County, City of Oceanside
    Point of Contact: Ken Matsumoto
    Phone Number: 7604354272
    E-mail address: kmatsumoto@ci.oceanside.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.oceansidecert.org
    Brief Description: In 2005, the Oceanside Fire Department started the community’s CERT program. The program was initially funded by a County grant and supported with a small budget from the Fire Department. After much planning and work, the 1st class was delivered in the Fall of 2005 and it graduated about 25 citizens.

    Since then, the program has grown to support a volunteer organization called Oceanside CERT which now has an elected board of directors to oversee and manage the group. Oceanside CERT recently obtained its 501.c3 non-profit tax status. The Fire Department serves as the program advisor to the group and as the sponsoring representative to the San Diego County CERT Council.

    The program now has over 200 trained community members and City employees. About 125 of these dedicated volunteers are active members that continue to attend quarterly training sessions and participate in various community fairs and PR opportunities.

    The Community of Oceanside has a population of about 180,000 and is approximately 42 square miles in size.

    Oceanside CERT is endorsed by the Oceanside Fire Department. For more information on Oceanside CERT or Oceanside Fire Department, please refer to their Website: oceansidecert.org or contact the Oceanside Fire Department at: firestaff@ci.oceanside.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Lamorinda DART
    Geographic Area: Lamorinda
    Point of Contact: Robert Priebe
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: priebe@moraga.ca.us
    Website address: http://LamorindaDART.org
    Brief Description: Lamorinda DART is the CERT Disaster Animal Rescue Team for the City of Lafayette, The Town of Moraga, and the City of Orinda (all in California). Its purpose is to provide emergency animal sheltering.

    For more information about Lamorinda DART, please call Police Chief Robert Priebe at (925) 888-7056 or email at priebe@moraga.ca.us.

    Lamorinda DART is sponsored by the Moraga Police Department, for more information about the Moraga Police Department, please call Police Chief Robert Priebe at (925) 888-7056 or email at priebe@moraga.ca.us.

    Name of Program: West County CERT – Buena Park
    Geographic Area: Greater Orange County area
    Point of Contact: Aaron France
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: afrance@buenapark.com
    Website address: http://westcountycert.com/
    Brief Description: A collaborative effort that includes the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster.

    West County CERT – Buena Park is endorsed by the City of Buena Park. For more information on West County CERT- Buena Park or the City of Buena Park, please contact Aaron France at (714) 562-3550 or email at afrance@buenapark.com.

    Name of Program: Culver City CERT
    Geographic Area: Culver City, California
    Point of Contact: Erik Mayer
    Phone Number: 3102535903
    E-mail address: operations@culvercitycert.org
    Website address: http://www.culvercitycert.org
    Brief Description: The Culver City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides volunteer assistance to the Culver City community under the direction of the Culver City Fire Department in case of an earthquake, other disaster or major emergency. Training classes consist of a 22-1/2 hour course taking place three times annually (one Tuesday evening and three Saturdays), culminating in a live disaster response exercise. Training is open to anyone living or working in Culver City, although residents of nearby jurisdictions with an active CERT program may also take the class, depending on available space. Graduates receive a helmet and vest and are organized into neighborhood teams. Following each training session, graduates have the opportunity to take a test to receive their FFC ham radio license. Neighborhood and city-wide drills are conducted at various times throughout the year to provide members with the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class.

    For more information on Culver City CERT, please contact Erik Mayer at 310-253-5903 or email at operations@culvercitycert.org.

    Culver City CERT is endorsed by the Culver City Fire Department. For more information on the Culver City Fire Department, please contact Erik Mayer at 310-253-5903 or email at operations@culvercitycert.org.

    Name of Program: Imperial County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Imperial County
    Point of Contact: Rosa Hernandez
    Phone Number: 7604822400
    E-mail address: rosahernandez@imperialcounty.net
    Brief Description: Provide CERT training and prepare volunteers to respond to disasters of all kinds.

    Imperial County CERT Program is endorsed by the Imperial County Fire Department. For more information on Imperial County CERT Program or the Imperial County Fire Department, please contact Rosa Hernandez at 760-482-2400 or email at rosahernandez@imperialcounty.net.

    Name of Program: La Mirada CERT
    Geographic Area: La Mirada
    Point of Contact: Andrew Avialpando
    Phone Number: 5629430131
    E-mail address: avialpando@cityoflamirada.org
    Website address: http://www.cityoflamirada.org
    Brief Description: The objective for the La Mirada CERT program is to prepare the La Mirada community in becoming self-sufficient during and after a major emergency or disaster by training residents in basic survival and response skills. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to any emergency or disaster situation. Through the La Mirada CERT program, the City of La Mirada educates and provides the tools needed to ensure the safety and welfare of the community.

    CERT training is offered through the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Check the City of La Mirada website at http://www.cityoflamirada.org for upcoming classes hosted in La Mirada.

    The La Mirada Advanced CERT (A-CERT) program is an extension of La Mirada CERT and is geared for volunteers who want to have a more integral role in disaster response activities. La Mirada A-CERT volunteers serve as lead volunteer responders and designated Incident Commanders during CERT field operations in La Mirada. A-CERT members are required to attend specialized trainings designed to educate and extend their knowledge and experience of emergency response tactics in cooperation with local fire and law enforcement professionals.

    The La Mirada CERT program is endorsed by the City of La Mirada. For more information on La Mirada CERT or A-CERT programs, please contact Andrew Vialpando at 562-902-2960 or email at avialpando@cityoflamirada.org.

    Name of Program: Felton Fire Protection District CERT
    Geographic Area: FELTON/ Does not include ZAYANTE-LOMPICO AREA
    Point of Contact: RAY SOLER
    Phone Number: 8313354422
    E-mail address: felcap07@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.feltonfire.com
    Brief Description: Startup program with the goal of having as many residents of the FELTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT trained in CERTs, and forming as many Teams as possible.

    For more information on CERT programs in Santa Cruz County please visit our website at http://santacruzcountycert.org

    Felton Fire Protection District CERT is endorsed by the Felton Fire Protection District. For more information on Felton Fire Protection District CERT or Felton Fire Protection District, please contact Ray Soller at 831-335-4422 or email at felcap07@yahoo.com.

    Name of Program: Ramona CERT
    Geographic Area: San Diego County, Ramona
    Point of Contact: Robert McLaughlin
    Phone Number: 7607880225
    E-mail address: robert.mclaughlin@fire.ca.gov
    Website address: http://www.ramonafire.com
    Brief Description:

    Ramona CERT is endorsed by the Ramona Municpal Water District. For more information on Ramona CERT or the Ramona Municpal Water District, please contact Captain McLaughlin at 760-788-2222 or email robert.mclaughlin@fire.ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Temecula CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Riverside, Temecula
    Point of Contact: Phil Rawlings
    Phone Number: 9513024548
    E-mail address: citizen.corps@cityoftemecula.org
    Website address: http://www.cityoftemecula.org
    Brief Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train individuals to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their neighborhood. When emergencies happen, Temecula Citizen Corps CERT trained members can give critical support to local public safety agencies, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.

    Temecula CERT Program is endorsed by the City of Temecula. For more information on Temecula CERT Program or the City of Temecula, please contact Captain Rawlings at 951-302-4548 or email citizen.corps@cityoftemecula.org.

    Name of Program: Ventura County CERT
    Geographic Area: County of Ventura
    Point of Contact: Dr. Ramona Armijo
    Phone Number: 8053899702
    E-mail address: ramona.armijo@ventura.org
    Website address: http://fire.countyofventura.org/cert
    Brief Description: The Ventura County Fire Department offers CERT training to countywide fire jurisdictions including unincorporated areas. Please visit the website for a training schedule.

    Name of Program: BVS/CERT
    Geographic Area: Bear Valley Springs, California
    Point of Contact: James Nelson
    Phone Number: 6218215205
    E-mail address: bvsgolden@att.net
    Brief Description: Bear Valley Springs is located in the Tehachapi mountains 2 hours north of Los Angeles. In the event of an area wide disaster we will be isolated for some time. With this in mind the BVCSD formed a Disaster Council in 1995. The council successfully launched a CERT program in early 2002 using all volunteer instructors from retired first responders and medical professionals. The goal is to train and support six twenty member teams.

    For more information about BVS/CERT, please contact James Nelson at 621-821-5205 or email at bvsgolden@att.net.

    BVS/CERT is sponsored by the Bear Valley Community Service District Disaster Council. For imformation about the Bear Valley Community Service District Disaster Council, please contact James Nelson at 621-821-5205 or email at bvsgolden@att.net.

    Name of Program: La Palma / West County CERT
    Geographic Area: West Orange County
    Point of Contact: Kirsten Rowe
    Phone Number: 7146903367
    E-mail address: krowe@cityoflapalma.org
    Website address: http://www.westcountycert.com
    Brief Description: The La Palma Community Emergency Response Team exists under West County CERT. West County CERT is sponsored by the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Westminster, and it promotes partnering between response agencies and the people of the community. We train residents in basic response skills, form them into CERT teams and increase the response capabilities of the community. We also use our CERT members to assist with special projects and community events.

    For more information on La Palma / West County CERT, please contact Kirsten Rowe at (714) 690-3367 or email at krowe@cityoflapalma.org

    For more information about La Palma’s involvement in West County CERT, please contact Kirsten Rowe at 714-690-3367 or email at krowe@cityoflapalma.org.

    Name of Program: Veolia Water Richmond CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
    Point of Contact: James Whitaker
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: james.whitaker@veoliawaterna.com
    Brief Description: To assist the City of Richmond CA and the County of Alameda, in responding to Emergencies.

    For more information on Veolia Water Richmond CERT please contact Meg at 510-412-2001 or email at margaret.kelley@veoliawaterna.com.

    Veolia Water Richmond CERT is endorsed by the Richmond OES. for more information on the Richmond OES, please contact Kathy Gerk at (510) 620-6866 or email at kathy_gerk@ci.richmond.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Running Springs Area CERT
    Geographic Area: Running Springs Fire District
    Point of Contact: Cheryl Nagy
    Phone Number: 9093379922
    E-mail address: cheryl.nagy@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.mtncert.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Running Springs Fire Department and Mountain Sunrise Rotary, to provide disaster education and assistance to first responders within the area. For more information please contact Cheryl Nagy at Hearts & Lives, 909-337-9922.

    Name of Program: Indian Wells Valley – CERT
    Geographic Area: Indian Wells Valley
    Point of Contact: Ken Dieball
    Phone Number: 7603754980
    E-mail address: kdieball@msn.com
    Website address: http://iwvcert.org
    Brief Description: Indian Wells Valley CERT’s objectives are to train as many people as possible to be prepared in an emergency to be able to take care of their homes, families and neighborhoods. We also maintain a core team to respond and assist the first responders in any emergency or action in which our assistance is required or requested.

    For more information about Indian Wells Valley CERT, please contact Ken Dieball at 760-375-4980 or email at kdieball@msn.com.

    Indian Wells Valley CERT is sponsored by Ridgecrest Police Department. For more information about the Ridgecrest Police Department, please contact Sgt Robert O’Bergfell at 760-499-5001 or email at robergfell@ridgecrest-ca.gov.

    Name of Program: Millbrae CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Millbrae
    Point of Contact: Lanty Molloy
    Phone Number: 6502592400
    E-mail address: lmolloy@ci.millbrae.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/index.aspx?page=297
    Brief Description: Sponsored by Millbrae City Fire, Training Millbrae resident to take care of themselves and their community in the aftermath of major disasters, when first responders are overwhelmed or unable to respond due to communication or transportation difficulties.

    Millbrae CERT is endorsed by the City of Millbrae Fire Department. For more information on Millbrae CERT or the City of Millbrae Fire Department, please contact Captain Lanty Molloy at 650-259-2400 or email at lmolloy@ci.millbrae.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Seal Beach CERT
    Geographic Area: Orange County
    Point of Contact: Todd De Voe
    Phone Number: 5627994100
    E-mail address: tdevoe@ci.seal-beach.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.Westcountycert.com
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Seal Beach Police Department, the Seal Beach CERT program is a member of the West County CERT Program and the Orange County CMAP program.

    For more information please contact Todd De Voe, Seal Beach Police Department, at 562-799-4100 extension 1145 or email at tdevoe@ci.seal-beach.ca.us.

    Seal Beach CERT is endorsed by the Seal Beach Police Department. For more information on the Seal Beach Police Department, please contact Todd De Voe at 562-799-4100 or email at tdevoe@ci.seal-beach.ca.us.

    Name of Program: Apple Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Town of Apple Valley
    Point of Contact: Laura Whitehead
    Phone Number: 7602477618
    E-mail address: lwhitehead@applevalleyfd.com
    Brief Description: Apple Valley Fire District offers a FEMA-certified C.E.R.T. course on behalf of the Town of Apple Valley. The course can be tailored for residents and/or businesses. The 20-hour course includes First Aid, CPR, disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, team organization, terrorism/hazardous materials, fire suppression, triage, light search and rescue, and course review and simulation. We are sponsored by the Apple Valley Fire Protection District which can be contacted at 760-247-7618. The Apple Valley C.E.R.T. program is growing each year — join the team!

    Name of Program: San Marino CERT
    Geographic Area: City of San Marino
    Point of Contact: Jim Frawley
    Phone Number: 6263000735
    E-mail address: jfrawley@sanmarinoca.gov
    Website address: http://www.sanmarinofire.org
    Brief Description: San Marino Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides volunteer assistance to the community under the direction of the San Marino Fire Department. This FEMA CERT program offers training to help you and your family be better prepared to manage emergencies and assist your community’s disaster response. In the wake of an earthquake, natural disaster or other major emergency, San Marino CERT members provide a vital service by helping in the EOC, the field, and wherever help is needed during a disaster. CERT graduates are trained to care for their family, their neighborhood, and then respond to help the City recover from emergencies.

    For more information about San Marino CERT, please contact Jim Frawley at 626-300-0735 or email at jfrawley@sanmarinoca.gov.

    San Marino CERT is sponsored by the San Marino Fire Department For more information about the San Marino Fire Department, please contact Jim Frawley at 626-300-0735 or email at jfrawley@sanmarinoca.gov.

    Name of Program: San Diego Rural CERT
    Geographic Area: Jamul
    Point of Contact: Stacy Magofin
    Phone Number: 9496164226
    E-mail address: stmagoffin7@juno.com
    Website address: http://www.sandiegoruralcert.com
    Brief Description: We teach the FEMA approved CERT course and also have members who are California Disaster Corps volunteers. Our goal is to help our citizens be more self reliant and to help the local responding agencies make our communities safer.

    Name of Program: Lake Elsinore Citizen Corps CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City
    Point of Contact: Bill Payne
    Phone Number: 9516745170
    E-mail address: bpayne@lake-elsinore.org
    Website address: http://www.lake-elsinore.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the City of Lake Elsinore.

    For more information on the Lake Elsinore Citizen Corps CERT program or the City of Lake Elsinore, please contact Bill Payne at 951-674-5170 or email at bpayne@lake-elsinore.org

    Name of Program: San Rafael CERT
    Geographic Area: San Rafael
    Point of Contact: Angela Del Ponte
    Phone Number: 4154585002
    E-mail address: angela.delponte@cityofsanrafael.org
    Website address: http://www.sroes.org
    Brief Description: In the event of a major disaster, professional emergency services may be overwhelmed and unavailable for long periods of time. The widespread needs of the community will depend upon voluntary assistance. With this in mind, the local governments in Marin County have adopted a citizen training program called Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

    CERT is designed to provide hands-on training to become self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or a wild land fire. CERT teams are trained in basic emergency response procedures such as: Conducting an initial size-up of the situation in their immediate area, Reducing immediate dangers by turning off utilities, suppressing small fires, and evacuating hazardous areas, Performing immediate medical triage and basic treatment of injuries ,Assessing structural integrity and performing light search and rescue, Collecting and recording vital information to be relayed to professional responders on damage, victims, and actions taken or resources needed, Providing leadership to untrained volunteers.

    San Rafael Office of Emergency Services (OES) offers CERT classes to our community members through a variety of CERT courses: a Basic course (21 hours), a Refresher course (6 hours) for graduates needing to refresh their skills, and a CERT Light course (6 hours) for agencies and organizations focused on hands-on skills . San Rafael OES also offers advanced trainings for CERT graduates on a variety of topics.

    San Rafael CERT is endorsed by the City of San Rafael. For more information on San Rafael CERT or the City of San Rafael, please contact Angela Del Ponte at (415) 458-5002 or email at angela.delponte@cityofsanrafael.org.

    Name of Program: CERT/TEEN CERT Julian Cuyamaca
    Geographic Area: Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District boundary.
    Point of Contact: Diane Hake
    Phone Number: 7603100976
    E-mail address: certjulian@hotmail.com
    Website address: http://www.certjulian.org
    Brief Description: To provide for a citizen based team for deployment during any and all emergencies. This will include training and coordination of the volunteers for the community of Julian.

    For more information on CERT/TEEN CERT Julian Cuyamaca, please contact Diane Hake at 760-310-0976 or email at certjulian@hotmail.com.

    CERT/TEEN CERT Julian Cuyamaca is endorsed by the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. For information on Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District, please contact Fire Chief Kevin Dubler at (760) 765-1510 or email at julianfiredept@sbcglobal.net.

    Name of Program: Gilroy CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Gilroy
    Point of Contact: Brent Jenkins
    Phone Number: 4088421390
    E-mail address: brent@gilroycert.com
    Website address: http://www.GilroyCERT.com
    Brief Description: Helping residents and businesses in southern Santa Clara County, Gilroy CERT, sponsored by the Gilroy Fire Department, is dedicated to educating people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Gilroy CERT trains up individuals in basic disaster response skills. This equips each team member to help themselves and their family as well as neighbors and neighboring communities.

    For more information on Gilroy CERT, please contact Brent Jenkins at 408-842-1390 or email at brent@gilroycert.com.

    Gilroy CERT is endorsed by the Gilroy Fire Department. For more information on the Gilroy Fire Department, please contact Roy Shackel at 408-846-0370 or email rshackel@ci.gilroy.ca.us.

    Name of Program: City of San Mateo CERT
    Geographic Area: City of San Mateo
    Point of Contact: Robert Cook
    Phone Number: 6505227960
    E-mail address: rcook@cityofsanmateo.org
    Website address: http://www.sanmateocert.org
    Brief Description: The San Mateo CERT Program educates people 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.

    San Mateo CERT is endorsed by the City of San Mateo Fire Department. For more information on the City of San Mateo Fire Department or the San Mateo CERT Program, please contact Robert Cook at (650) 522-7960 or email at rcook@cityofsanmateo.org.

    Name of Program: Wrightwood CERT
    Geographic Area: unincorporated area of Wrightwood
    Point of Contact: Edwin Ross
    Phone Number: 7602495931
    E-mail address: wrightwoodcert@msn.com
    Website address: http://www.wrightwoodcert@msn.com
    Brief Description: Community Emergency Preparedness, response and recovery training under the CERT program. Includes and organization of monthly training plus an organization to provide a coordinated response in time of disaster.

    Name of Program: Cordelia CERT
    Geographic Area: Solano County
    Point of Contact: Patty Huyssoon
    Phone Number: 7078640468
    E-mail address: cordeliafire@sbcglobal.net
    Website address: http://www.cordeliafire.com

    Name of Program: Manhattan Beach CERT Association, Inc.
    Geographic Area: The City of Manhattan Beach, or where ever needed
    Point of Contact: George Butts
    Phone Number: 3107010101
    E-mail address: gbutts@mbcerta.org
    Website address: http://mbcerta.org
    Brief Description: Sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, we are a 501.c(3) non-profit organization established to be a deployable resource to assist the City of Manhattan Beach, California in the event of an emergency or disaster.

    For more information on the Manhattan Beach CERT Association, Inc, please contact George Butts at gbutts@mbcerta.org.

    For more information on the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, please call Battalion Chief Frank Chiella at (310) 802-5203 or email at fchiella@citymb.info.

    Name of Program: CERT Carmel Valley
    Geographic Area: Carmel Valley
    Point of Contact: Jeffrey Frye
    Phone Number: 8316245907
    E-mail address: jfrye@carmelvalleyfire.com
    Website address: http://www.carmelvalleyfire.com
    Brief Description: CERT training designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

    Name of Program: Big Bear Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: San Bernardino County, Big Bear Valley
    Point of Contact: Rachael Jahn
    Phone Number: 9095852362
    E-mail address: safety@bbccsd.org
    Website address: http://www.bigbearcityfire.org/cert.php
    Brief Description: Since the Big Bear Valley CERT program was organized in 1998, there have been over 250 class graduates. Area Representatives and Team Leaders have been established throughout the Big Bear Valley. Big Bear Valley CERT has developed into a community organization with elected officers, committees, by-laws, and standard operating procedures for all functions. CERT members are trained to handle crisis within their area until help can arrive. On-going training is provided to CERT members on a regular basis,typically 1-2 times a month. CERT members are a very important element in the disaster preparedness plans of Big Bear Valley. The CERT program is a series of five courses, four hours each, providing hands-on training in such topics as Emergency Preparedness, Medical Aids, Fire Suppression Techniques, Light Search and Rescue, and Communications/Team Building Skills. These classes are open to all residents within the Big Bear Valley at a cost of $10.00 per person. Future goals include continuing growth and further training and development for the membership.

    Name of Program: Clayton CERT
    Geographic Area: Contra Costa County
    Point of Contact: Lynn Christ
    Phone Number: 9256737363
    E-mail address: lynnc@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.claytoncert.org
    Brief Description: Clayton is a community that sits on a line between urban and wildland environments. With the proper training and motivation our CERT Team will be a force multiplier for first responders as well as a rally point and source of leadership and direction for the community at large. Our team members have a wide variety of talents including medical, construction, project managers, Military, Red Cross Shelter Managers to name a few. We will be an invaluable resource in any of the ICS designated positions, be it Incident Commander, Operations Section, Planning Section, Logistics Section, or the Admin/Finance Section.

    We are a team made up, of the community and for the community. For more information about the Clayton CERT Program, please call our CERT hotline at 925-673-7355 or email at lynnc@cpd.ci.concord.ca.us.

    Clayton CERT Is sponsored by the Clayton Police Department. For more information about the Clayton Police Department please call Lynn Christ at 925-673-7363.

    Name of Program: Goleta Prepare Now – CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Goleta
    Point of Contact: Rubayi Srivastava
    Phone Number: 8059617500
    E-mail address: rubayi.srivastava@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.goletapreparenow.com
    Brief Description: The Goleta Prepare Now – CERT Program is an initiative of the Goleta Partnership for Preparedness (GP4P), between the City of Goleta, the American Red Cross Chapter of the Santa Barbara County, and the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, aims to provide important preparedness information and resources to Goleta residents and businesses through outreach, education, workshops and a strong community presence.

    Objectives:

    1. Increase readiness and promote emergency preparedness via public information workshops, special events, meetings, and media campaign.
    2. Providing emergency supply kits to vulnerable populations in the Goleta Valley.
    3. Train volunteers in neighborhood emergency preparedness and response (CERT).
    4. Celebrate September as Emergency Preparedness Month with public outreach and community displays at key locations.

    For more information about Goleta Prepare Now – CERT Program, please contact the City of Goleta at (805) 961-7500 or email at goletapreparenow@cityofgoleta.org

    Goleta Prepare Now – CERT is sponsored by the City of Goleta. For more information on the City of Goleta, please contact Michelle Greene at (805) 961-7500 or email at mgreene@cityofgoleta.org.

    Name of Program: Carpinteria Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    Geographic Area: Carpinteria
    Point of Contact: Kris McGuire
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: kristinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us
    Website address: http://www.carpfire.com/cert-program
    Brief Description: Th City of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and Carpinteria Fire Protection District partner together to present the CERT Program for the citizens of Carpinteria. As of 2010, there are over 200 trained Carpinteria CERT members.

    It is the goal of the program to get 60% of the residents of Carpinteria trained in the CERT program. Current granduates have participated in Citywide Emergency Disaster drills, have used as course marshals for the City Triatholon, and other city events. Joint advanced training with MERRAG (neighboring CERT program) has included evacuation and wildland fire preparedness, electrical safety for first responders and weather spotter training.

    Name of Program: Lathrop California CERT
    Geographic Area: San Joaquin County, City of Lathrop
    Point of Contact: Gene Neely
    Phone Number: 2098582331
    E-mail address: g.neely@lmfd.org
    Website address: http://www.lmfd.org
    Brief Description: The Lathrop Community Emergency Response Team program goal is to provide volunteer manpower to augment city and government resources in emergency and non-emergency response situations through proper training and readiness.

    Name of Program: Palo Verde Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Riverside County
    Point of Contact: Frank Kelly
    Phone Number: 7609222236
    E-mail address: fhkelly@msn.com
    Website address: http://www.blythecert.com
    Brief Description: To develop a well-trained civilian emergency work force that will provide for community self-sufficiency, through the use of multi-functional response teams who act as an adjunct to the city’s emergency services during major disasters. To give critical support to first responders and provide immediate assistance to victims. To assist with non-emergency projects that will improve safety of the community.

    For more information about Palo Verde Valley CERT, please contact Frank Kelly at 760-922-2236 or email at fhkelly@msn.com.

    Palo Verde Valley CERT is sponsored by the Blythe Volunteer Fire Department. For more information on the Blythe Volunteer Fire Department, please contact Fire Chief Bill Kem at 760-702-6105 or email at chiefkem@yahoo.com

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