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Emergency Communications Training by Martinez CERT
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 6pm-9:30pm
IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Dr., Martinez
Advance registration required: Online or email Kevin Slovick 

CERT Speaker Series: 3rd Tues of the Month
Preparedness: Where Do I Start? & Where Do I Get Emergency Alerts/Notifications? 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6pm-8pm
San Pablo Community Center, 2450 Road 20, San Pablo
Everyone is welcome; Spanish translation service is available
Advance registration required: Andrea Barte at (510) 215-3110

Utility Safety and Home Fire Awareness
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 6pm-8pm
San Pablo Community Center, 2450 Road 20, San Pablo
Everyone is welcome; Spanish translation service is available
Advance registration required: Andrea Barte at (510) 215-3110

CERT Boot Camp
Sat., August 8th from 8am-5pm
Advance registration required: Andrea Barte at (510) 215-3110
Want to learn about emergency preparedness but don't have time to take the full CERT training? We are offering a condensed one-day training that is designed to introduce participants to CERT in all program areas.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

“Doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.” 

2015 San Pablo CERT Schedule
San Pablo CERT - Training Flyer

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program that gives individuals the basic disaster response skills to offer vital support to their family, associates and neighborhood while awaiting help from first responders. San Pablo is fortunate to be able to host the CERT training in English and Spanish.  

This 20-hour FEMA approved course is offered in a classroom setting followed by hands-on exercises discussing the following topics:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety and Utility Control
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Medical Operations: Triage, Assessment and Basic Treatment
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT

There is no cost to participate but the teaching techniques are geared toward adults so we ask that interested individuals be at least 16 years old. Priority registration will be given to those who live and/or work in the City of San Pablo. 

Recommended for those interested in taking CERT

Introduction to CERT IS-317 - An independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It takes between 6-8 hours to complete. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion from Citizen Corps.

CERT Brochure: English and Spanish 

The CERT basic training involves a 20+ hour commitment to complete but after all the great information and fun exercises, what do I do then? The best way to stay connected is to participate in the advance/refresher training, become an active participant in the CERT neighborhood where you live or work, become a volunteer CERT instructor and/or ask about other volunteer opportunities to support the San Pablo CERT program. 

  • Advance and refresher training are listed on the annual CERT schedule. The CERT schedule for the upcoming year will typically be released in December. Space is limited so it is recommended to sign up in advance. 

  • San Pablo CERT Neighborhoods: meeting dates and times are listed on the right hand margin on the top of this webpage. If there is not a CERT Area where you live, be the one to start the team. We will help!  

  • Are you a CERT graduate that enjoyed the program so much that you'd like to become a CERT instructor? If so, please review our Volunteer Instructor Guidelines to see if being an instructor would be a good fit for you. 

  • Volunteer opportunities: Interested in helping with the behind the scenes duties that makes CERT the program that it is, assist with recruiting and promoting the program or planning for our annual Holiday Potluck? We can use your help. Contact Andrea Barte to see how you can be involved. 

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Sept. 3, 2015

in English

26 de Agosto, 2015

in Spanish

2015 Class

Basic Training
Refresher Training

San Pablo CERT AREA Meetings
4th Monday of the month
at 6:00pm

San Pablo Police Dept. 
13880 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo

Spanish CERT Meetings
2nd Thursday of the month*
at 6:30pm
San Pablo Police Dept.
13880 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo

PST Barte
Andrea Barte 
San Pablo CERT
Program Manager 
(510) 215-3110

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