Community Emergency Response Team - CERT



Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) - Earthquake and other natural disaster awareness and post incident survival training programs are offered to all civic and neighborhood groups upon request.

Program History
The program was founded and first implemented by the San Francisco Fire Department in 1990 following the mass community effort during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The CERT program is an adaptation of the San Francisco concept and one of many throughout the Bay Area.

Class Outline
The CERT program consists of classes taught by Benicia firefighters. 

Training Tools:

FEMA CERT Overview

IS-317 - Introduction & Refresher to CERT 

  • Introduction to CERT
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Search
  • Rescue