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Initial CERT Training

This training is free, but participants will need to pay for LiveScan fingerprinting after completing the course. Call Fullerton Fire at (714)773-1316 with questions. View Course Syllabus.

Fill out the registration online, download a copy or pick up a registration packet during normal business hours at:

Fullerton Fire Department Headquarters
312 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

Date/Time Course Title

October 11, 18, & 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy
Class size limited to 50 - Register early.

All classes are located at:

Fullerton City Maintenance Yard
1580 W Commonwealth Ave, cross street of Basque

CERT Course Syllabus

Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the training classes are asked to notify the Fire Department staff at the time of registration.

Monthly CERT Training Dates

These Training Sessions are for team members who have successfully completed the initial CERT Academy.  
All Training Sessions will occur at the following location unless otherwise noted:

Fullerton City Maintenance Yard
1580 W Commonwealth Ave, cross street of Basque

Date/Time Course Title

January 18, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

EOC Training @ Fire Station # 6 - This will not be a timed drill.  This will be a step by step training on setting up the EOC.
February 10, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bi-Monthly Meeting - Emergencies and the Deaf - Special Presenter Louise Sattler of Signing Families
April 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bi-Monthly Meeting - Fire & Edison - Held at City Yard
June 9, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bi-Monthly Meeting - Search & Rescue and Radio Usage - Fullerton Self Storage property will be the location for this drill.
June 21, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
EOC Activation Drill @ Fire Station # 6 - This will be a timed drill.

Training days are the second Monday of even months. There is no training in December.
Courses will be canceled for insufficient interest (need 6 people to attend).
No training is planned for January, March, May, July, September, November and December.

Training Information


Earthquake Awareness — a study of the earthquake threat in Southern California, and what to do before, during and after a quake.

Fire Awareness — fire chemistry, fire safety, utility control, creative firefighting techniques and how to recognized hazardous materials.

Disaster Medical Operations — recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies, the “ABC’s of Triage”, basic first aid and treatment management.

Light Search and Rescue Operations — evacuation, search techniques, rescue methods, including cribbing.

Team Organization and Disaster Psychology — developing a response team using people on scene, utilizing the Incident Command Structure and completing a psychological size-up of victims of a disaster.

Terrorism and Homeland Defense — a study of the history of terrorism, DOs and DON’Ts during a terrorist attack, and Homeland defense tips.

CERT Course Syllabus

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