Join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) by signing up for free training through the City’s Office of Emergency Services. CERT team training prepares local residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services may not be available. CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue, as well as team organization and management. Trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, teach all classes.
Upcoming CERT classes:
CERT training is free to all residents of Mountain View and those who work at a Mountain View business.
The CERT dates for 2019 have been finalized and will be available on Eventbrite for registration soon.
Class 2019-1 will begin Thursday, March 28, 2019 and finish Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Class 2019-2 with begin Thursday, May 16, 2019 and finish Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Class 2019-3 with begin Thursday, October 3, 2019 and finish Saturday, October 19, 2019.
To register for CERT training, go to Eventbrite after the first of the year. Classes will open approximately two months before their respective start dates.
To browse all CERT training in the Mountain View area, click here.
CERT Introduction Training: IS-317 (Online): is available online through FEMA as an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete online training or as a refresher for current CERT members. The online course takes between six and eight hours to complete. Those who successfully finish will receive a certificate of completion (from FEMA). To become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by a local government agency. To take the online course, click here.