CERT Volunteer

LAFD CERT Class rosters are property of the City of Los Angeles. They are not shared.

CERT Coordinators build teams and put on additional training in the community.

CERT graduates who want to be contacted by their volunteer CERT Coordinators must provide their info to the Coordinator. 

Sign up at www.certvolunteer.com and we'll share your info with your Battalion Coordinator.

First-Aid Classes

Do you know how to save someone's life? 

First-Aid/CPR/AED classes teach you the basic life-saving skills you'll rely on in a medical emergency. 

If everyone is first-aid trained, most emergency calls would be avoided. 

During a disaster, first-aid trained neighbors will be critical in the community.

The first-aid classes must be taken every 2 years to stay current.

CERT Team Support

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Community Disaster Preparedness Foundation can own property where Neighborhood Councils cannot.

We are building a network of GMRS radio repeaters around the city.

We are working with Neighborhood Councils to put together Emergency Supply bins and ensure access to CERT Teams.

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Custom Neighborhood CERT Shirts

The core part of the Community Emergency Response Team is the Neighborhood Team.  Team cohesion is important because not only does it help you know who your neighbors are but also helps you know that you're not alone. 

We've put up shirts for each LAFD Battalion:

https://www.teespring.com/stores/cert

To check your battalion for specific Neighborhood Team shirts, add your Battalion number at the end (i.e., cert2, cert 10, cert 18, etc.).

Advanced First-Aid Classes

Approximately 90% of the calls fire departments respond to today are medical.  On any given day, response time for a 9-1-1 call is on average 5-7 minutes in a metro area.

During a disaster, the fire department will be delayed.  9-1-1 may ring busy.  You will be the first responder in your community until professional responders can arrive.

By taking an advanced first-aid class, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), you learn the skills to treat minor injuries before they become medical emergencies, keep someone alive long enough for professional EMS to take over.

Contact us about setting up a Emergency Medical Responder or Advanced First-Aid class in your community.

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Need help building or developing your team?

The Community Disaster Preparedness Foundation is here to help you build your neighborhood response team.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we can help you with logistics and volunteer management , raise money, makes agreements and partnerships, take custody/own storage bins and radio equipment, put on classes, and set up drills.

New Technology Testing

Any technology that is too complex or expensive to quickly and easily deploy and utilize by the normal volunteer is useless.

We're working to develop partnerships with technology companies and test systems that make technology into tools that everyone can use without being a "techie" and develop the training required for making sure it just works.

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Community First-Aid Volunteers

Medical training is critical but without practice, your skills quickly fade.

Does your organization need first-aid volunteers for an event?  We have volunteers who need practice.

We will put together a team of experienced first-aid trained volunteers who will volunteer for your organization to take care of the minor scrapes and scratches and ensure that professional EMS response is alerted correctly for anything more serious.

How Can We Help You?

We're here to help you and your community.  Let us know what we can do.