CERT Basic Training is 20 hours, and is offered in Martinez on Tuesday evenings or March Weekend Intensive. Feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks and water.

We give you a training notebook during the first class. You can also find the entire CERT Training Manual online.

At the conclusion of the classes we offer a Training Review that covers medical triage and emergency medical, search and rescue with cribbing, and fire suppression.

If you wish to be sworn in as an official Martinez Disaster Service Worker (even if you were trained somewhere else), you’ll need to attend the Practical Disaster Exercise.

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Our Upcoming Schedule

Weekend Intensive Classes

This is the first part of an intensive weekend course.

Friday eve,
March 27
6-9pm

Unit 1Emergency Preparedness
Unit 2Fire Safety

Sat. March 28, 2020
8am-5pm

Unit 3Medical; Triage
Unit 4Emergency Medical
Unit 5Search and Rescue
Sunday
March 29, 2020
8am-5pm
Unit 6ICS/CERT Org.
Unit 7Disaster Psychology
Unit 8Terrorism
Unit 9Final Quiz with Review
April 18, 2020VoluntaryEmergency Radio Communications (see below)
Saturday,
April 25, 2020
VoluntaryPractical Review
Saturday,
May 2, 2020
Required*Practical Disaster Exercise at Martinez City Hall

Tuesday Evening Classes

Tuesday evening classes are held from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Dr., Martinez.

March 10, 2020Unit 1Emergency Preparedness
March 17, 2020Unit 2Fire Safety
Unit 6ICS/CERT Org.
March 24, 2020Unit 3Medical; Triage
March 31, 2020Unit 4Emergency Medical
April 14, 2020Unit 5Search and Rescue
Unit 8Terrorism
Saturday,
April 18, 2020
VoluntaryEmergency Radio Communications (see below)
April 21, 2020Unit 7Disaster Psychology
Unit 9Final Quiz with Review
Saturday,
April 25, 2020
VoluntaryPractical Review
Saturday,
May 2, 2020
Required*Practical Disaster Exercise at Martinez City Hall

* Required if you wish to become sworn in as a disaster service worker (DSW). This event is great practice even if DSW isn’t a goal for you.

FRS/GMRS Radio Class:

radio tower

CERT Emergency Communications
Saturday April 18, 8AM-12PM
Martinez City Council Chambers, 525 Henrietta Street

CERT Emergency Communications Training is for CERT graduates (and those currently enrolled in the Basic Training class) who want to learn how to properly operate FRS/GMRS radios for use in a drill or disaster response. The goal is to encourage all CERT members to learn the skills needed for proper radio operations. No need to register, just show up (with your radio(s) if you have them).