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.
City of Mountain View 2020 CERT Academy Schedule:
CERT Academy classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Auditorium, 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA. The final Field Day class is held on Saturday at Fire Station #4, 229 North Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA.
Registration for the 2020 CERT Academies will open early, 2020.
CERT training is provided at no cost and free of charge to participants.
Class 2020-1 will begin Thursday, April 2, 2020 and finish Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Class 2020-2 will begin Thursday, May 14, 2020 and finish Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Class 2020-3 will begin Thursday, October 1, 2020 and finish Saturday, October 15, 2020.
City of Mountain View 2020 CERT refresher Schedule:
CERT Refresher training is provided at no cost and free of charge to participants. Participants are encouraged to attend the CERT Academy before attending a CERT refresher training.
Registration for the 2020 CERT refresher training will open early, 2020.
CERT Refresher – CERT Tools for leadership Success, Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. held at the Auditorium, 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA.
CERT Refresher - CERT Terrorism Awareness (cyber, biological, chemical, radiological, etc.), Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. held at the Auditorium, 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA.
CERT Refresher – Medical Treatment, Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. held at the Auditorium, 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA.
CERT Refresher - Action Planning, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. held at the Auditorium, 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA.
To browse the Mountain View Fire Department - Office of Emergency Services upcoming scheduled CERT training events, click here.
To browse other CERT training in the San Francisco Bay 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 at your own pace.
Upon successfully finishing the IS-317 course, the registrant will receive a certificate of completion (from FEMA). Aside from being a great resource for those new to the CERT program, this class is also a great refresher for current Mountain View CERT volunteers. To take the online course, click here.