Major Disasters
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a community service program offered by the Fremont Fire Department and its CERT volunteers. The training involves preparing neighborhoods or community-based teams to be self-sufficient in the hours immediately following a major disaster. These events could include:
  • Earthquakes
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Severe storms
  • Other catastrophic events
Volunteers may be the first responders on the scene after a major earthquake or other disaster. They will be ineffective or at personal risk unless they have received proper disaster response training. The CERT program provides this crucial training.
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CERT Training

Due to COVID-19, all classes are postponed until further notice. CERT training consists of 20 hours of hands-on class instruction, and a four to six hour online didactic section. The course meets weekly over a six-week period. Topics include:
  • Utility shutoff
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Earthquake preparedness
  • Light search and rescue
  • Building damage assessment
  • First aid / triage
  • Hazardous materials recognition
  • How to assist family and neighbors

More Information & Class Registration

Please call 510-494-4244 for CERT class registration. If you want to learn how to prepare yourself but are not sure about volunteering for the City of Fremont, you should take the course on Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP).