Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


Los Angeles County, in partnership with the Signal Hill Police Department, is proud to present Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the public. The CERT program provides basic training in safety and life-saving skills to the general public.  

Following a major disaster, first responders may not be able to fully meet service demands. With CERT training, community members can help meet immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs in their neighborhoods.

CERT Community Emergnecy Response Team

Course Curriculum

  • CERT organization
  • Disaster psychology
  • Disaster simulation
  • Emergency medical operations
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Light search and rescue operations
  • Terrorism response

Additional Information

There is no charge for this training course. For a schedule of upcoming classes, please email Richard Johnson, EOC Coordinator or call 562-989-7239. Classes are held in the Signal Hill Police Department, located at: 2745 Walnut Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755.