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Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides emergency preparedness and disaster response training to volunteers who would like to help their communities.

The Elk Grove-Galt CERT program is sponsored by the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department, in partnership with the Elk Grove City Police Department and the Galt City Police Department.

What is CERT?

CERT educates volunteers about disaster preparedness through basic disaster response skills including:

  • Fire safety
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • 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.

State Homeland Security Grant Program

This project was supported by Award No. 2010-09 from the Sacramento County Emergency Operations Offices and sub-awarded to the Operation Area CERT programs, from the 2010 State Homeland Security Grant Program awarded by the California Emergency Management Agency Grants Management Unit on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the California Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This Document may be used or reproduced by the federal government.