The District’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is one of of the best ways you can prepare you and your family for emergencies, while simultaneously being involved in your community, joining an active group of ready-to-help volunteers.
What Do CERT Members Do?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The Los Altos Hills County Fire District currently has over 150 trained CERT Members, and meets regularly for training, education, and civic event support.
How to Get Certified?
Serving your community as a trained CERT member is a worthwhile endeavor. Before signing up for the training, you must have the prerequisite. Prerequisite: Previously attended a Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) or Sr + Personal Emergency Preparedness (SPEP) class taught by the Los Altos Hills County Fire District / Santa Clara County Fire Department.
If you are interested in becoming a LAHCFD CERT member contact the LAHCFD Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at 650-922-1055.