Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Course - Fall 2022

Note: To complete the course, all sessions must be completed by the course participant.
Week 1
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Welcome / Course Overview 
Intro to CERT  & ICS / Disaster Preparedness
Tustin City Library 
345 E. Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780
Week 2
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fire Safety & Hazardous Materials - Fire Extinguisher Activity
Search and Rescue Operations - Activity
Recue Methods and Cribbing - Activity
Lasorda Field House
4701 Casa Loma Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Week 3
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Disaster Psychology / Terrorism
Current Security Issues
Tustin City Library
345 E. Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780
Week 4 
Thursday 10/27/2022
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 & 2 
Recognizing life threatening  Emergencies
Lasorda Field House
4701 Casa Loma Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Week 5
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Course Review & Disaster Simulation 
Exam, Disaster Activity
Lasorda Field House
4701 Casa Loma Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Online Registration for Upcoming CERT Courses

View the registration form (PDF) here.  Registrations may be sent to the Emergency Services Division via e-mail or standard mail.

For More Information

After your initial CERT training, you can choose to continue participating with the program. View more information about the program itself, levels of involvement, as well as tips on being better prepared for disasters.

CERT courses cover many topics including:

  • Disaster preparedness

  • Disaster medical operations

  • Fire suppression and Prevention

  • Light search and rescue

  • Disaster psychology

  • Terrorism 

  • Emergency Communications

Preparing for Disasters

Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Do you know how to prepare before the disaster occurs? If your answer to these questions is no, come join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training!

CERT is a course that demonstrates how to prepare for a disaster as well as what to do during and immediately after the event. It is free to all participants including non-residents of Placentia.

Course Information

To register, please contact the Emergency Services Division at (714) 993-8214 or email You must be at minimum 14 years old (with a guardian also enrolled in the course) to take the CERT course.