The City of Vernon is pleased to provide disaster preparedness training for your community or business group.The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a 24 hour disaster preparedness course designed for business and community organizations in the City of Vernon. This program is the Nationally Accepted Federal Standard for community response team training.
What Will You Learn In CERT Training?
The course consists of three-day 8-hour classes, with major emphasis given to hands-on training. The curriculum consists of the following:
- Earthquake Threat in Southern California
- Personal and Family Preparedness
- Nonstructural Hazard Mitigation
- Fire Chemistry
- Fire Extinguisher Use
- Utility Control
- Creative Firefighting Techniques
- Hazardous Materials
- Recognizing and Treating Life-Threatening Emergencies
- Treatment Area Management
- Search Techniques & Rescue Methods
- Head-to-Toe Medical Evaluation
- Recognizing and Treating Non-Life-Threatening Emergencies
- Multi-Casualty Incident Operations
- Incident Command System / Size-Up
- Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism & CERT
- Course Review
- Practical Exercises
This initial three-day course is followed by a voluntary continuing education program through Area E CERT. These sessions are offered periodically, and give CERT Graduates a chance to sharpen their skills under the guidance of active-duty firefighters.
Who Can You Talk To?
- Vernon Fire Department - CERT Coordinator
- Firefighter Matt Holtzendorff
- 4305 Santa Fe Ave.
- Vernon, CA 90058
- Telephone: (323) 583-8811 ext. 510 Fax: (323) 581-1682