The following dates and locations for CERT Training are currently available. Click on the red “REGISTER” button to complete your reservation. Space is limited.

Class Date + Time Location  Topics  
9/18/18 – 10/30/18
Every Tuesday
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Agoura Hills City Hall
Community Room
30001 Ladyface Court
Agoura Hills, CA
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1
  • Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2
  • Light Search & Rescue / Terrorism
  • Disaster Psychology / Team Organization
  • Review, Drill Simulation, Graduation
Eventbrite - CERT Training (Agoura Hills)

Class Date + Time Location  Topics  
Thursday, August 9 (6 PM to 9 PM)
Thursday, August 16 (6 PM to 9 PM)
Saturday, August 18 (8 AM to 4 PM)
Thursday, August 23 (6 PM to 9 PM)
Thursday, August 30 (6 PM to 9 PM)
San Dimas Council Chambers
245 Bonita Ave
San Dimas, CA
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Team Organization, Fire Suppression
  • Light Search & Rescue, Triage, and Treatment
  • Disaster Psychology, Terrorism Awareness- Active Shooter
  • Review, Graduation, & Drill
Eventbrite - Los Angeles County Fire Department CERT Training (San Dimas)

Class Date + Time Location  Topics  
June 23, 30, and July 14, 2018
(9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
South El Monte
1556 Central Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Medical Operations Part 1 and 2
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation

LACoFD Community Emergency Response Team

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.