IN-PERSON: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy - Spring 2023

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IN-PERSON: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy - Spring 2023

CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) training academies are offered in the communities served by the Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

By Santa Clara County Fire Department

When and where

Date and time

May 2 · 6pm - May 20 · 9pm PDT


Quinlan Community Center 10185 Stelling Rd Cupertino, CA 95014

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 18 days 3 hours
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The Santa Clara County Fire Department offers the CERT Academy to train residents on disaster preparedness skills. In the event of a disaster or public safety emergency, CERT volunteers will be able to assist their family and neighbors when first responders are not immediately available to help.

Participants will learn disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, fire suppression, light search and rescue, and terrorism awareness.

  • The CERT Academy is (6) nightly sessions and a (1) final skills exercise.
  • Students must attend all seven (7) class meetings to receive a Certificate of Completion.  
  • CERT classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, on the following dates: 5/2, 5/4, 5/9, 5/11, 5/16, 5/18, and 5/20 Final/Graduation 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Fee: $35 fee covers the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you will receive in this course: hard hat, gloves, eye protection, and N95 mask.

This training course is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by Santa Clara County Fire Department: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the unincorporated surrounding areas.

If you are interested in attending CERT and do not live or work in the jurisdictions served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department you can attend any of the CERT classes served by SCCFD, however, preference will be given to those who reside in any of the seven (7) SCCFD jurisdictions.  For further questions please visit the web site or contact the Eventbrite organizer listed below for more information on how to attend CERT Academy before registering on Eventbrite. 

All participants are required to adhere to the current the Santa Clara County Public Health Orders.

Questions please contact: Gracie Hernandez at (408) 341-4425 or by email at

About the organizer

Established in 1947, the Santa Clara County Fire Department provides fire services for Santa Clara County, California (light green in the map below) and the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga. The department also provides protection for the unincorporated areas adjacent to those cities. The department's area of coverage is shown in dark green in the map below.

area of coverage smallSCCFD Area of Coverage

Wrapping in an approximately 20 mile arc around the southern end of "Silicon Valley", the Santa Clara County Fire Department has grown to include 15 fire stations, an administrative headquarters, a maintenance facility, five other support facilities, 19 pieces of apparatus and 3 command vehicles, to cover 128.3 square miles (267 square km) and a population of over 226,700.