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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.

    CERT Academy Training
    Date/Time Course Title
    March 18 & 25
    April 1 & 8
    Time TBD  
    Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy
    Class size limited  - Register early.

    CERT Course Syllabus

    Online registration

    Download Registration  or pick up a registration packet during normal business hours at:

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

     All classes are located at:

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

    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

    Fullerton CERT Schedule 2017
    Date/Time                    Course Title
    Jan 28
    9 am - 11 am
    CERT Training - Radio Usage & Fire Patrol
    Feb 11
    9 am - 11am
    Bi-Monthly Meeting
    Mar 14
    7 pm - 8:30 pm
    EOC Training
    Apr 11
    7 pm - 9 pm
    Bi-Monthly Meeting
    Apr 21
    11 am - 2 pm
    Community Outreach Event - St. Jude Health Fair
    Apr 22
    9 am - 10:30 am
    EOC Training
    May 9
    7 pm - 8:30 pm
    EOC Training
     Jun 10
    7 pm - 9:00 pm
     Bi-Monthly Meeting
      Jun 20
    7 pm - 8:30 pm
     EOC Training

    Courses will be canceled for insufficient interest (need 6 people to attend).

     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.