21 May

Free CERT Class starts Wednesday, July 11 in Glassell Park

Community Emergency Response Team LogoCERT class set up for Wednesday Nights starting July 11th from 7:00-9:30 PM at Glassell Park Community and Senior Center, 3750 Verdugo Road, Glassell Park, 90065.  This free basic training taught by the Fire Department is to prepare you and your family for a disaster and the basic skills of how to safely respond into your neighborhood when professional first responders are not available.


23 Aug

CERT Medical Treatment Exercise 10/30

CERT Battalion 2 is hosting a Medical Treatment at the Tarp Exercise in nearby Lincoln Heights on Sunday, October 30. Its a great opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in the CERT classes. Haven’t taken a CERT class? Find one near you!

The Community Emergency Response Team Training teaches you about how a mass casualty incident works.  You triage victims minor, delayed, and immediate and then take them to the appropriate tarp.  But what happens after that?

Join us as we review and practice Medical Treatment at the Tarp.

We’ll team you up with fellow CERT members and simulate several mass casualty events where you and your team have to perform hands-on head-to-toe assessments/reassessments and hands on medical treatment.

EMT, Paramedic, and Nurse coaches will be on hand to work with you through the process of assessment and treatment so that you practice the skills that you learned in class correctly and confidently.

We are looking for victim volunteers, additional coaches, and staff for the event.  Register on eventbrite if you’re interested.

Lincoln Park – 3501 Valley Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90031 – View Map
02 Feb

CERT Classes begining in March





Echo Park – Tuesday Evenings – March 15 – April 26, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM


Class 1 – March 15 (Introduction, Disaster Awareness)

Class 2 – March 22 (Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques)

Class 3 – March 29 ( Disaster Medical Operation 1)

Class 4  – April 5 (Disaster Medical Operations 2)

Class 5 – April 12 (Light Search & Rescue Operations)

Class 6 – April 19  (Team Organization & Disaster Psychology)

Class 7 – April 26 (Terrorism & Homeland Security)


Check out all CERT classes being offered in the LA area at Eventbrite.

For further information, you may contact the CERT Unit at (213) 893-9840.

16 Sep

Supplemental CERT Training 9/27/14 10am

Montecito Heights Senior Center – 10:00 am

4545 Homer St.   Los Angeles, CA 90031

On Saturday, September 27, at 10am, Roy Payan will be conducting a supplemental CERT training including radio communications protocols and how to load/carry a stretcher.

This is also open to all CERT grads and those currently in training. Those without training are welcome to participate as victims or observe and learn, so bring your family, friends and acquaintances.

  • T1 and Radio Communication Training: Learn about new software developed specifically for use by CERT teams during a disaster. This new software will prove to be a valuable tool to all CERT teams. Radio Communications: learn the differences in various band widths and frequencies including HAM, GMRS and FRS, communication protocol and procedures. Learn how to build your own neighborhood group and how to join the weekly Monday night CERT Radio Network Drill.
  • Search and Rescue: Apply your class training by doing area assessment and survivor assessments. Conduct search and rescue, injury assessment, stretcher loading and, how to carry a victim in a stretcher and unload injured at triage gathering site.
  • Triage: Perform basic triage, assess level of urgency to injured and perform basic first aid.