Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Two CERT members putting out a fire with a fire extinguisher

Preparing for Disasters

Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Do you know how to prepare before the disaster occurs? If your answer to these questions is no, come join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training!

CERT is a course that demonstrates how to prepare for a disaster as well as what to do during and immediately after the event. It is free to all participants including non-residents of Placentia.

Course Information

To register, please contact the Emergency Services Division at (714) 993-8176 or e-mail . You must be at minimum 14 years old (with guardian also enrolled in the course) to take the CERT course. 

Courses are held in conjunction with the Cities of Brea and Yorba Linda, and the schedule of class times are listed below. 

CERT courses cover many topics including:

  • Care and shelter
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire suppression and safety assessment
  • Light search and rescue
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism awareness
  • Communications
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Online Registration for Upcoming CERT Courses

  • View the registration form (PDF) here.  Registrations may be sent to the Emergency Services Division via e-mail or standard mail.

For More Information

After your initial CERT training, you can choose to continue participating with the program. View more information about the program itself, levels of involvement, as well as tips on being better prepared for disasters.