Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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In a catastrophic disaster, local government and emergency response resources may not be readily available following the event. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program provides disaster preparedness and response training along with basic emergency skills. By being prepared with some basic skills, we can lessen the effects of a disaster and help sustain ourselves and our community until assistance can arrive.

CERT is comprised of trained citizens who are able to help the community during times of crisis or disaster. Training includes:

  • Personal and family preparedness
  • Earthquake and disaster preparedness
  • Team organization
  • Medical triage
  • Light search and rescue

Who should take CERT training? Any adult (living or working in West Stanislaus County) interested in taking an active role in emergency preparedness: parents, students, teachers, community leaders and members of clubs and or civic organizations. No matter where you live, no matter who you are, we all have a role in emergency preparedness. What role will you play?

For more information regarding CERT, please contact us at 209-895-8130.

CERT Application and Related Documents

Emergency Preparedness Links

American Red Cross Emergency
Emergency app giving you real-time weather alerts and safety information to help keep you and your family safe.

Wildfire Preparedness
For information about wildfires.

Flood Water Preparedness
For information about floods.

Home Fire Preparedness
For information about home fires.

Emergency Preparedness Activities for Kids
Information for children.

Basic Disaster Preparedness Kit
What to include and how to build an emergency disaster kit.

Emergency Preparedness Information
Learn what protective measures to make before, during, and after an emergency. 

Emergency Preparedness Planning
For more information on how to make a plan to be prepared for an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness for Children
Information on what you will need to remember for your infants/young children in an emergency. 

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
Information for seniors.

Emergency Preparedness for Pets
Caring for your animals in an emergency.

Disaster Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Disaster safety guide for pet owners.

Emergency Preparedness for First Responders
Preparedness as a first responder. 

Emergency Preparedness for Different Locations
Plans for alternate locations.

Emergency Preparedness for Severe Weather
How to prepare for severe weather such as floods, thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Emergency Preparedness for Terrorist Hazards
Information on terrorist hazards and how to be prepared. 

Disaster Recovery
Information on recovering from a disaster

Emergency Preparedness Options
Information on options for protection