City of Vernon California

CERT Program

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.

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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:

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3

  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism & CERT
  • Course Review
  • Practical Exercises
  • Critique

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      
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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