Community Emergency Response Team

CERT TrainingThe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a perfect way to prepare yourself for emergencies, disasters and, first aid needs. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. Citizens who are prepared in advance, can work as a team and provide essential services to their family, community, and neighborhood. By training as a Fairfield CERT member, you can play a vital role in the City's disaster recovery efforts. 

The Fairfield CERT  program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the Fairfield area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  Examples are:

  • Fire safety
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster medical operations

After classroom and simulation-based education, CERT members will be able to assist others in the neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. As with most disasters, the 911 system becomes overwhelmed with calls for help. CERT team members help bridge the gap when disasters strike.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Fairfield CERT program:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Live or work within the city of Fairfield
  • Must not have any misdemeanor convictions within one year
  • Must not have any felony convictions

To Register

Classes will begin on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run every Tuesday and Thursday through April 21, 2016.  The last day of class will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 where a drill associated with CERT training will take place.  For more information and register please contact Mrs. Luz Daniels at 707-410-0291 or email at

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