Who is Claremont CERT?
Claremont CERT is a volunteer organization whose mission is to train citizens to prepare for emergencies and to assist when called upon by the Claremont Police Department
Our CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where they live with skills such as:
- Establishing neighborhood disaster preparedness groups
- Fire safety
- Light search and rescue
- Team organization
- Disaster emergency medical operations
- Enhance existing capabilities to increase preparedness and resilience
- Support the Claremont Police Department when requested
For more information regarding Claremont CERT contact Secretary Gustavo Valle at: email@example.com For more information regarding Claremont CERT car show contact Vice Chair Bob Gordon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2024 course is now scheduled. The first class will be on Monday September 9th 2024. If you would like information or to sign-up for the next course please contact Katsi Roa email@example.com at the Claremont Police Department.
You may also call the Claremont Police Department (909) 399-5411 to sign up.
Being trained on how to respond during an emergency situation or a disaster in your own community, at work, or on vacation is one of the most important things you can do to assist others when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also provide critical support to professional responders during an emergency situation or a disaster.
The Claremont Police Department, through its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides training for its neighborhoods and businesses through the Neighborhood Safety & Preparedness Program (NSPP).
Claremont CERT provides trained team members to make neighborhood presentations and spend approximately 90 minutes discussing home and neighborhood disaster planning, concerns for the elderly and/or those with special needs, pets, proper ways to disable utilities, using a fire extinguisher and preparation after a major disaster.
Following a major disaster, police, fire and fire rescue may not be able to immediately respond to those in need. The Claremont C.E.R.T. team trains members in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Following a major disaster, police, fire, and fire rescue resources may not be able to immediately respond to those in need. In such crisis, it will be families assisting families, neighbors assisting neighbors and co-workers assisting co-workers until emergency response personnel can arrive. Being trained on how to be prepared to respond in an emergency situation in your own community, at work, or on vacation is one of the most important things you can to do assist during an emergency.
History of CERT
The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs.
CERT became a national program in 1993. There are now CERT programs in all 50 states, including many tribal nations and U.S. territories. Each is unique to its community and all are essential to building a Culture of Preparedness in the United States. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide and more than 600,000 people have trained since CERT became a national program.