Following dates and locations are available. Please click on the register button and complete the registration process to sign up for a specific class.

Class Starting Location Time  
04-08-2017 Hawthorne Memorial Center
3901 W. El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
9 am to 6 pm More Info
Eventbrite - LA County Fire Department CERT Training (Hawthorne)
04-22-2017 Lomita City Hall
24300 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
9 am to 6 pm More Info
Eventbrite - LA County Fire Department CERT Training (Lomita)
05-02-2017 LACoFD FS 129
42110 6th Street West
Lancaster, CA 
7pm to 9pm
(This is not a regular CERT class)
More Info
Eventbrite - LA County Fire Department CERT Training (Lancaster)
05-11-2017 Glendora United Methodist Church
201 E. Bennett Ave
Glendora, CA
6 pm to 9 pm More Info
No online registration for this event, see flyer.

CERT Training is offered free of charge. Participants have no obligation or commitment to respond or act in the event of a disaster. The class curriculum for the training program consists of the following:

Unit 1 – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS – Introduction to disasters and the impact disasters have on infrastructures.  This course covers the role of CERT volunteers.

Unit 2 – DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION – Fire chemistry and basic fire suppression; identifying and reducing potential fire hazards; firefighting resources and techniques, as well as a discussion on hazardous materials.

Unit 3 – DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS 1 – The principles of Triage and the treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions.

Unit 4 – DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS 2 – Head-to-toe patient assessments, establishing treatment areas, treatments for burns, lacerations, raptures, sprains, and other injuries. This is basic information, NOT a first-Aid class.

Unit 5 – LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS – Search and Rescue priorities and resources; size-up techniques and rescuer safety, lifting, cribbing, and victim removal.

Unit 6 – DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY AND TEAM ORGANIZATION – The post disaster emotional environment, the Incident Command System, and decision-making and documentation.

Unit 7 – TERRORISM – Risk and threat analysis, types of terrorism weapons, and travel and terrorism.

Unit 8 – COURSE REVIEW AND SIMULATION – A review of your newly learned skills and either a hands-on drill simulation, or a table top exercise.