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CERT Training Program
Emergency Preparedness Classes
Following a major disaster, professional first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to fully meet the demand for services. Factors such as communications failures, road blockages, and the number of victims may prevent people from accessing the emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice when 911 is called. People will need to rely on each other to meet the immediate lifesaving and life-sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was developed in 1985 by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to provide basic training in safety and lifesaving skills to the general public. It has since been adopted and enhanced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Fire Academy. The course is now recognized nationwide and over 50,000 citizens have been trained to date.

CERT classes contain the following modules:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Class #1
  • Medical Class #2
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Terrorism
  • Team Organization and Disaster Psychology
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation Drill

For more information or to register, contact Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Davis at


Contact Us
Brad Davis
Emergency Services Coordinator
310-456-2489, ext. 260
City of Malibu