Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program teaches community members disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in:
  • Basic disaster response skills
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Fire safety
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization

Community Support


Trained CERT members are able to assist their neighbors or co-workers following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT member also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Additional Information


Interested community members can contact Santa Cruz County CERT for more information.