Train for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The City of West Sacramento’s CERT program educates and trains the public in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors and co-workers if a disaster occurs.

CERTThe CERT program is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will initially be on their own, taking actions that make a difference. If you have an interest in learning how to prepare yourself for a disaster and helping your community, please participate in a CERT training academy—free of charge!

Please contact the West Sacramento Fire Dept. administration office at (916) 617-4600
or visit the website at

or the West Sacramento CERT website,, where you can apply online.

Thank you for your interest in CERT. Sign up now for the September academy—classes are 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, September 27th:

  • Tuesday, September 16, Disaster Preparedness / Fire Safety / Hazardous Materials;
  • Thursday, September 18, Basic Medical Skills;
  • Tuesday, September 23, Light Search & Rescue / CERT Organization / Psychological First Aid;
  • Thursday, September 25, Homeland Security & CERT; and
  • Saturday, September 27, Review / Final Exercise
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