CERT Basic Instruction

CERT BASIC In-person Class Registration April - May

This class is being offered for those who prefer to learn in person instead of online. The class will consist of 4 evening classes which combine lecture, discussion, and hands-on skills practice. The class concludes with one full-weekend day session that includes classwork, review, and hands-on team activities including search and rescue, extractions, proper use of fire extinguishers, and cribbing. 

For the safety of all, only fully COVID-vaccinated instructors and students may participate.

Topics covered will include Disaster Preparedness, CERT Organization, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Light Search and Rescue, and CERT and Terrorism.

Four Thursdays, April 28th, May 5th, 12th, and 19th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Central Fire District Administration building,  930 17th Ave, Live Oak.

One Sunday, May 29th from 9 am to 5 pm, Central Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

ALL class sessions are required

Registration requirements:

  • Complete COVID vaccination series. We recommend the booster as well when qualified.
  • Submission of proof of COVID vaccination to Joyce Smith at CERT Training Coordinator.

COVID precautions used during the class are outlined here:https://santacruzcountycert.org/cert-covid-19-policy/ 

Please contact Joyce (CERT Training Coordinator) with questions 

REMEMBER to click Submit and Sign Up after selection is made. Note* The sign-up page will only list the April 28th date, but you will be registered for the entire series of classes. You will receive a confirmation letter if sign-up was done properly.


Date: 04/28/2022 (Thu.)

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm PDT

Location: Central Fire District Administration Building, 930 17th Ave, Live Oak, CA
930 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Created by:   CERT Basic Coordinator

Available Slot

CERT Basic in-person class series (20)

You are signing up for the entire Training consisting of 4 evening classes and one full-day Sunday class

10 of 20 slots filled
Lara Avisov
Greg McBride
Michelle McBride
Ann Scherer
Robin Porter
Daryl Tempesta
Ronald Gunna
Anna Seet
Lorand Hajos
Jonathan Young
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