Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Level 3
The Cosumnes CSD Fire Department’s CERT Program is a tuition-free class developed due to the growing need for a well-trained, civilian workforce. The CERT program provides members of the community with the knowledge and skills necessary to be self-sufficient in the event of a major disaster or emergency. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders and also provide immediate assistance to disaster victims. CERT members will work in teams and assist with directing other volunteers in the initial phase of the emergency. CERT members may also by alerted to assist and participate in other non-emergency projects to help improve the safety of our community.
To become a CERT graduate, you must be 16 years of age, possess a valid California Driver’s License or a valid California ID card, and complete the 24 hour course (Level 3).
Level 3 training is taught by your local CERT qualified instructors. This course is followed by continuing education classes, namely bi-annual refresher training.
Upon completion of Level 3, we encourage our membership to further their educational training by attending a Level 2 Course. Currently, the American Red Cross teaches at our training facility topics including, Introduction to Disaster Services, Mass Care, Shelter Operations and a Shelter Simulation. Level 2 classes are also offered tuition-free. Visit the training calendar to find upcoming class dates.
Level 3 courses are offered twice a year, generally in the Spring and Fall.