Once you’ve completed the CERT Academy, there several areas where you can participate:
Sheltering (Required of all East County CERT members)
Sheltering is not a primary task for CERT. But when all other options are stretched to their limit, CERT will step in to help get the job done. We will be providing a safe and welcoming place for all those affected by disaster. As a shelter worker you may be asked to perform duties in any one of three keys areas; registration, feeding or dormitory management.
Emergency Communications/Amateur Radio (Optional Training)
CERT Disaster Communications team member will, as needed, be tasked with providing effective communication in the event of a disaster as well as arranging radio support for drills, exercises or other CERT events.
Speakers Bureau (Optional Training, supplemental to CERT through the city volunteer program)
As a member of the Speakers Bureau you will be asked to deliver vital emergency preparedness messaging to groups and individuals in a wide variety of settings from more formal presentations to staffing an information booth at a community event.
Frequently Asked Questions About CERT
There are also several other CERT programs available in the county! Click here – CERT Council for a complete list of other CERT programs.