Join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Every day, millions of people are finding ways to make meaningful and rewarding contributions to their communities.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program is a comprehensive, all-risk, and all-hazard training designed to help you better protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood during a disaster. CERT members learn about disaster preparedness and basic response skills for local hazards, including:
- Managing utilities and putting out small fires
- Disaster medical operations
- Light search and rescue
- Organizing an effective team
- Collecting disaster information to support first responder efforts
Get Evacuation Help with the Neighborhood Evacuation Team (NET) Program
Older adults and people with disabilities or other access and functional needs may be at a greater risk during emergencies that require an evacuation.
The Neighborhood Evacuation Team (NET) pairs trained Community Emergency Response Team members with individuals in their community who may have difficulty self-evacuating during an emergency (i.e. older adults with limited mobility, people with various disabilities, limited transportation resources, or other access and functional needs).
Neighborhood Evacuation Team members can help you:
- Prepare and review your evacuation plan
- Identify emergency contacts
- Register for AlertSanDiego and learn more about other emergency communication tools
- Connect you with other resources to help you be better prepared for disasters
To learn more about the services offered through the NET program or to be connected with a NET member in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-565-3490.