Community Emergency Response Team

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organized and trained group of volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. The Laguna Beach Police Department is offering CERT training to its residents and businesses beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Classes will then meet weekly on Wednesdays (see schedule below) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., followed by one Saturday morning exercise, November 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must attend all training dates, absences are not allowed.

To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2015 (LBPD reserves the right to refuse admittance into this program).

The CERT program consists of 25 hours of classroom and hands-on training. It concludes with an exercise drill to apply the skills and knowledge obtained during the classroom sessions. Training includes the following subjects:

·        Disaster Preparedness

·        Fire Safety

·        Disaster Medical Operations

·        Light Search and Rescue

·        CERT Organization

·        Disaster Psychology

·        CERT and Terrorism

·        Traffic Control and Scene Management

Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to join the City of Laguna Beach CERT.  If and when a disaster strikes, CERT volunteers take action by:

·        Checking on neighbors

·        Suppressing small fires

·        Conducting light urban search and rescue

·        Providing emergency first aid and comfort

·        Helping to organize and direct spontaneous volunteers

When disaster strikes…will you be ready?

To register fill out the online registration form and email it to
Jordan Villwock, Emergency Management Coordinator,,
or drop it off in person at the Police Department by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015

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2015 CERT CERT Course Schedule

Orientation, Disaster Preparedness, CERT Organization

Session 1

Unit 1

Unit 2A



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Communications, Terrorism Awareness, Disaster Psychology

Session 2

Unit 7

Unit 8



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Disaster Medical
Operations I

Session 3
Unit 5

6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Disaster Medical
Operations II


Session 5

Unit 6
Unit 2B



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Search & Rescue

Session 4

Unit 3



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Fire Suppression Part I & II

Session 6
Unit 4



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Traffic Control & Scene Management

Session 7



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Disaster Drill Graduation

Session 8
Unit 9

9:00am to 1:00pm