Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Academy
The Redondo Beach Fire Department C.E.R.T. Academy began in April 1996, with overwhelming success. To date, over 1000 individuals have received training. The C.E.R.T. concept is based on increasing disaster preparedness awareness within the community by having a core group of trained individuals capable of assisting themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
Although Fire and Police emergency service personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle disasters, they will not be able to help everyone in post disaster response and recovery. You can make the difference by using the training you will receive to save lives and protect property. Are you ready?
A team of Redondo Beach firefighter instructors provide the training and will cover topics including disaster preparedness, CPR & First Aid, disaster medical operations, damage assessment, fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster psychology & team organization.
Upon successfully completing the training, you will be registered as a C.E.R.T. volunteer with the Redondo Beach Fire Department. Registered volunteers are required to participate in future disaster preparedness training activities to maintain their volunteer status.
The fee is $40.00 per person for Redondo Beach resident, $100.00 per person for non-resident. The fee includes a designated C.E.R.T. hard hat, CPR & First Aid certification, CPR pocket mask, photo identification card, training manual and graduation certificates. The C.E.R.T. Academy is taught Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and one Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during an eight-week period.
2014 training schedule
C.E.R.T. Academy 50 - March 6, 2014 to April 26, 2014
C.E.R.T. Academy 51 - August 21, 2014 to October 11, 2014
Forms are available in Adobe Acrobat for your convenience. ClickHERE to download.
If you are interested in participating or for additional information about the academy, please contact the Redondo Beach Fire Department at (310) 318-0663 ext. 4336. Please note that the academy will be limited to the first 40 individuals who respond.