The San Bernardino County Fire Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is one of the volunteer opportunities under the Fire Corps Program that is overseen by the San Bernardino County Fire, Office of Emergency Services. Each team has an assigned County Fire Liaison Officer that assists in program oversight, providing training opportunities and to ensure integration into the larger Fire Family.
CERT educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and 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. CERT volunteers also support the emergency management mission of whole community preparedness and public outreach.