cert academy training
SANTA CLARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
To register for an academy, use one of the links below. Please register now to reserve your seat—space is limited. Select an academy from this schedule and then click on your choice following:
Note that Students can make-up missed classes by attending subsequent Academy classes.
The CERT training program is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by County Fire: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and the unincorporated surrounding areas. San Jose residents are welcome on a space-available basis. Using classroom and simulation based education, CERT members can assist others in the neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. CERT training is only $35.00 and is not payable until the first day of class. The training is 21-hours over 6 evenings and a Saturday morning, culminating with a final disaster simulation exercise applying the skills participants have learned. Fee covers participant's safety equipment and training material.
Training is broken up into eight modules:
Light Search and Rescue
Emergency Medical Operations
Disaster Simulation Exercise
San Jose CERT: If you live or work in the City of San Jose, and you would like to receive CERT training there, please see City of San Jose CERT Program for more information.
2019 CERT Academy and Personal Emergency Preparedness schedules (pdf):
As part of the Community Education & Preparedness Program, the Santa Clara County Fire Department (SCCFD) provides emergency preparedness training classes that includes: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP), Seniors Prepared, and Hands-Only CPR/AED and Choking classes. Campbell CERT now offers free Stop the Bleed classes as part of their support to the community. Check out the 2019 Calendar of Events for more details and to sign up.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (SCCFD) CONDUCTING A DEBRIEFING DURING A CERT ACADEMY TRAINING GRADUATION