The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an emergency preparedness program supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA began promoting nationwide use of the CERT concept in 1994 based on a model created and implemented by the Los Angels City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985.
Following a series of earthquakes in the United States and Mexico that left hundreds dead, injured, and without emergency services, the LAFD recognized that well-trained civilian emergency workforce teams are vital for disaster situations when the scope of incidents overwhelm conventional emergency services.
Fontana CERT Program
The City of Fontana has a three day CERT training course. Classes are currently held on Friday's from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, followed by two consecutive Saturday's from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
- Friday, February 21, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
- Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
- Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
- Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
- Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Cypress Community Center
8380 Cypress Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Why Do We Need CERT?