The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, implemented in many communities across the country, is designed to increase individual and community preparedness and self-reliance in the event of man-made or natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially recognized CERT as an important part of a community's disaster preparedness readiness. The Corona Fire Department is pleased to bring this program to our community.

The training encompasses the following elements:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Disaster Communications
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Simulation

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The City of Corona Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team program prepares individuals for increased self-reliance which can supplement City resources in the event of a disaster or other major emergency. CERT volunteers are trained in emergency procedures and are duly registered as Disaster Service Workers in accordance with the California Government Code and the City of Corona Municipal Code.




The following items are required for membership in the CERT program:

  • Successful completion of the 27-hour CERT Basic Training program
  • Completion of Disaster Service Worker application
  • At least 18 years of age


For information on CERT class sessions, click here.

For past CERT newsletters, click here