Community Training

Who are CERT Students?
  • School Administrators
  • Public Agency Workers
  • Church Members
  • Homeowners Association
  • City Employees
  • Business and Industry
  • Community Groups
  • Concerned Citizens

    What Will I Learn?

    Upon completion of CERT training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the types of hazards that are most likely to affect your home and community
  • Take steps to prepare yourself for a disaster
  • Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in your home or workplace
  • Conduct triage under simulated disaster conditions
  • Perform head-to-toe patient assessment
  • Employ basic treatments for various wounds, and apply splints to suspected fractures and sprains
  • Describe ways to protect rescuers during light search and rescue operation
UNIT 1: Disaster Preparedness
  • Introduction to disasters
  • Impact of disasters on infrastructures
  • Role of CERTs in disaster response
UNIT 2: Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Fire chemistry and basic fire suppression
  • Identifying and reducing potential fire hazards
  • Firefighting resources and techniques
  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials Incidents
UNIT 3: Disaster Medical Operations I
  • Treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions
  • Principles of triage
UNIT 4: Disaster Medical Operations II
  • Head-to-toe patient assessments
  • Establishing treatment areas
  • Treatments for burns, lacerations, fractures, sprains, and other injuries
UNIT 5: Light Search and Rescue
  • Search and rescue priories and resources
  • Size-up techniques and rescuer safety
  • Lifting, cribbing, and victim removal
UNIT 6: Disaster Psychology and Organization
  • Post-disaster emotional environment
  • CERT organization: Incident Command System
  • CERT decision-making and documentation
UNIT 7: Terrorism
  • Risk and threat analysis
  • Types of terrorism weapons
  • Travel and terrorism
UNIT 8: Course Review and Simulation
  • Course review
  • Disaster simulation drill


CERT Basic Training Series at Hughes Center – Padua Room

The next scheduled community training for 2022 will be on the dates indicated below. To signup for the course please contact Debbie Trevino at the Claremont Police department at 909-399-5411

Monday,  September 12th,             18:00 - 21:00

Wednesday,  September 14th              18:00 – 21:00

Monday, September 19th           18:00 – 21:00

Wednesday, September 21st           18:00 – 21:00

Monday,  September 26th           18:00 – 21:00

Wednesday, September 28th           18:00 – 21:00

Saturday,      October 1           09:00 – 13:00