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Picture of CERT Trainer Discussing with CERT traineesCERT is a community based group of volunteers that have completed a federally recognized training course taught by Public Safety personnel and First Responders. The training is a comprehensive program detailing the ways to assist friends, family, co-workers and the community in a small or large scale disaster

Under the leadership of the Fire Chief and the South Pasadena Public Safety Commission, and with the support of the City Executive Staff and City Council, we are pleased to announce that South Pasadena CERT has been registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and a 5-person administrative committee has been created to ensure its ongoing success.  

CERT Training educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Components include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • CERT Team Organization
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Terrorism
  • Disaster Psychology

The South Pasadena Public Safety Commission’s goal for CERT training is to ensure that in the event of a major disaster, if fire, police, utility, and medical personnel are outnumbered by emergencies, neighbors will be trained to help with immediate life-saving and life sustaining needs. 

Upcoming Training Sessions

CERT Basic Training - Registration Open
   - Mar 10, 17, 24, 8:00am to 1:00pm each day
   - South Pasadena Fire Department (817 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena)
   - Please wear comfortable clothes (shorts OK) and sturdy shoes

This 12 hour course teaches the CERT Basics including Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, & Hazardous Materials. Must complete all 3 classes to graduate. In 95% of all emergencies, a neighbor, co-worker, or bystander is the first person at the scene of an emergency. Would you know what to do?

Please visit the link below for a digital version of the training manual for Basic CERT Training
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/27403


CERT Basic Training
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Registration Open
   - Oct 6, 13, 20, 8:00am to 1:00pm each day
   - South Pasadena Fire Department (817 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena)
   - Please wear comfortable clothes (shorts OK) and sturdy shoes

This 12 hour course teaches the CERT Basics including Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, & Hazardous Materials. Must complete all 3 classes to graduate. In 95% of all emergencies, a neighbor, co-worker, or bystander is the first person at the scene of an emergency. Would you know what to do?

Please visit the link below for a digital version of the training manual for Basic CERT Training
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/27403


CERT Refresher Training
- Registration Open
  - May 12, 8:00am to 12:00pm each day
  - South Pasadena Fire Department (817 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena)
  - Please wear comfortable clothes (shorts OK) and sturdy shoes

This 4-hour course reviews the CERT Basics including Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, Hazardous Material, and other Incidents. To attend this class, you must have completed CERT training MORE than one year ago, and bring your CERT graduation certificate from your previous training location.

For more information, contact Kris Saxon at 626-403-7300  or email CERT@southpasadenaca.gov.