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Welcome to

Belmont CERT!




In the event of a major emergency or disaster, emergency management & public safety resources in Belmont may be overwhelmed & assistance from neighboring jurisdictions may be delayed. Community members will instinctively try and help their families & neighbors, but without training, they may be minimally effective or actually put themselves or others in danger.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program offers training by emergency management & public safety professionals, so that community members can have the skills to help themselves during an emergency.  The Basic CERT training includes skills such as fire safety, light search & rescue and disaster medical operations.

There are two ways to experience CERT, you can just take CERT Training for your own knowledge as part of personal or family preparedness or you may want to provide you time, talents and experience to the Fire Department & the Community, in the capacity of a formal CERT Volunteer.

Belmont CERT Volunteer
•Age 18 or older
•Completed 24 hr. basic CERT training
•Complete application process
•Maintain required minimum training/participation
Prospective CERT Volunteers are screened prior to acceptance into the program.  The typical steps are:
•Complete application form.
Be interviewed by the CERT Program Coordinator or designee.
•Submit to a criminal background check via California DOJ Live Scan fingerprint check.
To find out more or sign up for the next CERT training course contact:
Captain Patrick Halleran - Emergency Management Coordinator
(650) 595-7530 /