West Sacramento
Community Emeregency Response Team

sponsored by

West Sacramento Fire Department
What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Learn more about CERT here


Next Academy -
Spring 2018

The September 2017 Academy has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
Click the image above for a video of CERT in action!

CERT Academy Topics

  • Disaster Preparedness


  • Fire Safety


  • Hazardous Materials


  • Basic Medical Skills


  • Light Search & Rescue

  • CERT Organization

  • Psychological First Aid


  • Homeland Security and CERT
How Do I Join West Sac CERT?
Residents of West Sacramento and individuals who work in West Sacramento are welcome to take the course and make sure YOU and YOUR FAMILY are ready with no further obligation.  If you choose, you can remain on the CERT Team after the course and receive valuable training to assist your community. 

Complete an application and email it to the West Sacramento Fire Department prior to the next academy then come to the first class. The next CERT Academy will be in Spring 2018 at Station 45 located at 2040 Lake Washington Blvd. Space for this free course is limited, so submit your application today! First come, first served!

Academy sessions are held over 3 consecutive Saturdays - you must attend all 3 sessions.