Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Course - Spring 2024   April 4th - May 2nd (Thursdays)

Note: To complete the course, all sessions must be completed by the course participant.
Class Meeting #1
April 4th
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Welcome / Course Overview 
Intro to CERT  & ICS / Disaster Preparedness
Meet Your Neighbor / Placentia Emergency Communications
City Council Chambers
Placentia, CA 92870
Class Meeting #2
April 11th
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fire Safety & Hazardous Materials - Fire Extinguisher Activity
Light Search and Rescue Operations - Activity

Fire Station #2
1530 Valencia Ave. 
Placentia, CA 92870
Class Meeting #3 
April 18th
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Disaster Psychology
Terrorism, Run Hide Fight 
City Council Chambers
Placentia, CA 92870
Class Meeting #4 
April 25th
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 
Disaster Medical Operations Part 2
Backs Building
201 N. Bradford Ave..
Placentia, CA 92870
Class Meeting #5 - May 2nd 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Course Review & Disaster Simulation 
Final Exam
Location TBD
Placentia CA 92870

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.