CERT- Community Emergency Response Team

Contact: Carie DeMarco (619) 533-4353

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30- 4:00PM

Minimum Age: 18; Court Referrals: No

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Learn disaster preparedness skills with a goal of building community teams throughout San Diego to work with authorities during disasters. Classes are offered at the Regional Public Safety Institute near the San Diego airport. San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel train and empower citizens in safe, effective neighborhood CERT teams. CERT San Diego instructors teach citizens to take life-saving action to help families, neighbors, businesses and communities get through the first few hours or days when emergency services are overwhelmed.

Desired Qualities: 18 years or older; must live within the city limits of San Diego (this does not include Chula Vista, Del Mar, Poway, or Imperial Beach, for instance) OR be employed by a company with a physical business address in the City of San Diego.

You must select an academy to attend. Sign up to be notified when the next academy dates are made available.

Time Commitment: Initial 24 hour training academy; hours/week varies; time commitment length varies.