“Doing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number.”

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer opportunity that is overseen by the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services (OES). Each CERT team has an assigned Team Coordinator that assists in program oversight, providing training opportunities and ensuring integration into the training and preparedness of the community.

CERT educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. CERT volunteers also support the emergency management mission of whole community preparedness, public outreach, and preparation before, during, and after a disaster.

For more information, call 909.356.3998 or email vssoes@oes.sbcounty.gov .

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