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Posted on: January 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Sunnyvale Citizens Emergency Response Team


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.

Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training. FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring Train-the-Trainer and Program Manager courses for members of the fire, medical and emergency management community.

The Who, What and How of CERT

* CERT is made up of citizen volunteers from all walks of life. No matter your age, physical ability or skill level, there is something you can do to assist our community in a time of need.

* Community Emergency Response Team is a group of volunteers' that are trained in disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their community.

* Training in skills such as fire safety. Light search & rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.


•Disaster Preparedness

•Fire Suppression

•Medical Operations Part 1

•Medical Operations Part 2

•Light Search & Rescue Operations

•Psychology & Team Organization

•Course Review & Disaster Simulation

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