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Larger CERT logoInitial Basic Training Courses

We would like you to join our Team! Become a member of Culver City's Community Emergency Response Team and Make a Difference in Culver City in the event of a disaster.
Firefighters and CERT instructors will train you to help your family & neighbors by teaching you to be better prepared first.

Who is eligible to take the training?

The training is free and available to residents of Culver City and those who work in Culver City. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Non-Culver City residents may also attend if they live in an area with a CERT Program and space is available.

What is involved?

The 22 hours of training, divided into four classes, includes an Introduction to Disaster Response, Disaster Medical Operations, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism Awareness and Incident Command. The training is "hands on" requiring students to actually do what they learn in class. There is a "mock earthquake" drill on the last day where students apply all of the training that they have learned.

Where is the training?

The training takes place right in Culver City at the Fire Department Training Facility at 9275 Jefferson Blvd. just east of Duquesne Ave. next to the Transfer Facility.

How Do I Join? 

If you are interested in training to become a Culver City CERT member, you must complete one of the FREE training courses offered three times a year. The first day of the course is a Tuesday night from 7:00 pm to approximately 10:00 pm. The rest of the course is conducted on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Find a course where you will be able to commit yourself to attend ALL of the training dates and times. If you do not complete ALL of the training components you will not be able to participate in any team activations until you make up the missed training component(s).

Course 2017-01

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 7:00PM to 10:00PM
   Introduction and Orientation

Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Med Ops and Disaster Psych

Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Light Search & Rescue and Cribbing

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Fire Suppression, Terrorism Awareness, Incident Command System, and Final Drill

Course 2017-02

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:00PM to 10:00PM
   Introduction and Orientation

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Med Ops and Disaster Psych

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Light Search & Rescue and Cribbing

Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00AM to 4:30PM
   Fire Suppression, Terrorism Awareness, Incident Command System, and Final Drill

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Refresher Skills Training

Culver City CERT will be holding a Refresher Skills Training in March 2017. The training will cover the skills taught in the Basic CERT Training.  There will be no lectures. The training will be offered on Saturday from 9AM to 4PM at the Culver City Fire Department Training Facility. Each Saturday will cover the same skills and you only need to attend one day.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - District 1

Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - District 2

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - District 3

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Amateur Radio Test

CERT members may take the Technician, General, or Extra Class test needed to join CCARES (Culver City Amateur Radio Emergency Service). It's a 35 question multiple choice test and the cost for the test is $5.00. This fee is for processing your test only. Members should study the question pool before attending the test. Tests are given when members show an interest.

If you would like information on future Amateur Radio Classes, e-mail Kevin Sherwood with your name, district, and telephone number or contact your District Manager.