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.
Click the image above for a video of CERT in action!
CERT Academy Topics
Basic Medical Skills
Light Search & Rescue
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 March 2017 at Station 45. Space for this free course is limited, so submit your application today! First come, first served!
Academy sessions are 2 Tues & Thurs evenings + 1 Sat morning: March 21, 23, 28, 30 and April 1 - you must attend all 5 sessions