Mission Statement -
Helping people help themselves
prevent, prepare, and prevail
in the event of an emergency.
Weekend Training Series:
SPRING 2019 CLASS IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
To sign up for WAITLIST or notifications for future classes, fill out the form here.
Pre-registration for classes is REQUIRED for new trainees.
Weekend series are offered on Friday/Saturdays in Spring & Fall 2019:
- Spring 2019 CERT Basic Training classes on Friday & Saturdays - April 12, 13, & 27.
- Spring 2019 CERT graduation drill, Saturday May 11.
- Fall 2019 CERT Basic Training classes on Friday & Saturdays - September 6, 7, & 14.
- Fall 2019 CERT graduation drill, Saturday September 28.
Class location: Walnut Creek City Hall, 3rd floor conference room
Drill location: Mormon Church at 100 Northgate Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Pre-registration for classes is REQUIRED for new students.
No registration required for returning students who need to make up classes or for CERTs who want to audit classes.
Classes are open to minors 16 or 17 years old with parental/guardian permission - this signed waiver form is required at class 1 to participate - parental waiver for minor 2019.
How CERT Works In Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek has 8 CERT Areas, all stocked with emergency response supplies. CERT graduates are assigned to a CERT Area based on where they live. In the event of emergency, CERTs gather at their CERT Staging Area and work together as trained in the CERT Program.
Want to know which CERT Area you live in? Go to the "Walnut Creek CERT Areas" page for our maps.
Walnut Creek CERT Code of Conduct
All members of Walnut Creek CERT must abide by the Code of Conduct.
Walnut Creek CERT Leadership Team Meetings
The Walnut Creek CERT Leadership Team meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room located at City Hall, 1666 North Main Street. These meetings are open to CERT Area Coordinators and subcommittee leads.
Walnut Creek CERT Strategic Plan For 2017-22
The CERT Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (PDF) is complete and available on our website. This plan lays out the priorities and goals for Walnut Creek CERT over a five-year period.
CERT Activation: Deployment Information
Curious about what to do in an emergency and how the call-out will look? CERT Mobilization Protocol Update 2017
If you didn't receive a text/email/phone call about a recent call-out or you want to update phone numbers and contact info email email@example.com
CERT Handling Information From the Field in the CERT Command Post
The Information Handling system is designed to provide CERT Section Chiefs with situational awareness so they can optimally assign CERT volunteers to incidents and convey required intelligence to the City of Walnut Creek's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). To learn more, click here [PDF].
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