Welcome to the Los Altos Hills Teen CERT Academy and Teen CERT Program (together known as the “Teen CERT Program”)! We’re so excited you are here.
What is Teen CERT?
The Teen CERT Program is focused on training teens in Emergency Preparedness and basic response, to ensure that they have the skills they may need to protect themselves and assist others in an emergency. Teen CERT Program participants may also participate in webinars, write reports, be featured in news articles, and speak on behalf of the Teen CERT Program. This program is ideal for helping teens develop and broaden their leadership skills and to collaborate with others to benefit their community.
The Teen CERT Program is composed of two parts:
- Teen CERT Academy, hosted by the Los Altos Hills County Fire District (LAHCFD) and
- Teen CERT Program
LAHCFD Teen CERT Academy
The course curriculum for the Teen CERt Academy is divided into two parts:
- Online coursework (eight (8) coursework units
- Skills Practical
- An in-person, hands-on practical
- Sixteen (16) coursework units
- Coursework will be divided into two 8-hour days
The online coursework is available via pre-recorded training units presented by the University of Utah.
See this Teen CERT Parent Approval Letter for more details about the program.
How to Participate
To participate in the Teen CERT Program, a parent or legal guardian must submit this Risk Waiver Form on behalf of the Teen CERT Participant, prior to the teen beginning the program.