Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response TeamThe City of Concord Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact Contra Costa County and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. 

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Are you ready for a disaster? Preparation can save you and others. Getting ready is much simpler than you think. Doing small things today can make a big difference if there is a disaster. Download the Listos Disaster Ready Guide for tips and tools to help you prepare and stay safe during a disaster:


CERT Training

CERT training consists of approximately 21 hours of classroom instruction over a 7 week period, followed by a final simulated disaster exercise.

CERT Training Classes Schedules

Due to COVID-19, CERT classes are currently suspended. 

Concord CERT VIRTUAL Meetings

CERT meetings are currently being held virtually from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.