Sacramento Fire

CERT Training

Sacramento CERT training is provided to applicants at no cost.  Funding for training is made possible through grants the Fire Department receives from the Department of Homeland Security, Sacramento CERT fundraising events, and donations. 

We offer both CERT qualification training courses and specialized advanced training.

CERT Level III (Basic) Qualification Training

The Level III Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

This is the entry level qualification for the Sacramento Community Emergency Response Team.

Click HERE to learn more about the Level III qualification.

CERT Level II (Deployable) Qualification Training

We build on the basic training to provide skills necessary to work with the Sacramento CERT team in coordinated activities when assisting professional responders in emergency response situations.

This training includes classes on working with the Red Cross and working with federal and state agencies.  It also has classes on working in basic emergency situations, including swift water awareness, wild-land fire urban interface, and hazardous materials awareness.

Click HERE to learn more about the Level II qualification.

CERT Level I (Advanced) Qualification Training

This is our most advanced qualification, which includes advanced training in first aid.  This qualification provides access to all CERT activities and exercises.

The qualification includes CPR for the professional rescuer, as well as Emergency Medical Responder.

Sacramento CERT is an ASHI Approved Training Center

Click HERE to learn more about the Level I qualification.

Specialized / Advanced Training

The Sacramento CERT program offers a number of advanced training classes as well.

There are several classes available periodically to level 2 and level 3 Sacramento CERT members, including Traffic Control, Map Reading and Navigation, Pet First Aid, Helicopter Safety, Auto Extrication, and Safety classes involving High Electrical Voltages.  

All specialized classes will be announced to active members of the CERT program via email and through this site’s calendar.

We also have several specialized capabilities within the organization that you can participate in with additional training.  These include our radio communications team, our animal response team, our support team for the California Task Force 7 Urban Search & Rescue Team, and of course our team of qualified CERT trainers.

Click HERE to learn more about the Specialty Teams

Below are some examples of recent and current training/events Sacramento CERT will be conducting:
Sacramento CERT uses the Eventbrite system to schedule our can view upcoming classes open to the public at any time.

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