Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Training


The next CERT training class begins September 4th and continues on September 11th, 18th, 25th, October 3rd, 10th and 17th.

The training will be held at the Boy Scouts of America District Office, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill. Classes begin at 6:00pm and end at 9:30pm. The course, given over seven Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, emphasizes preparedness, first aid, small fire suppression, light search & rescue, disaster psychology, and what supplies to have on-hand.

A practical exercise finishes the course on Saturday, October 20th, from 8:00am to Noon.
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The CERT Training Program


The Pleasant Hill Police Department, in conjunction with the County Office of Emergency Services and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, is sponsoring Emergency Preparedness Classes for residents of Pleasant Hill.

Emergency Planning experts predict that residents may be without utilities and basic community emergency services for a week following a major earthquake. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is to train members of neighborhoods and community organizations in basic emergency skills to become better prepared and to assist their families and neighbors following a disaster.

CERT training will include six 3-hour classes, one night per week, over a six-week period.

Subjects you will be taught include:



  • Disaster Preparedness and Terrorism
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • CERT Organization & Disaster Psychology
  • Simulated Disaster Exercise
For more information, contact Lieutenant Scott Vermillion at the Pleasant Hill Police Department at (925) 288-4630
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