Applications are being accepted for Alameda CERT training

Alameda CERT volunteers provide aid and assistance to their neighborhoods after a natural disaster, such as a major earthquake.

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ALAMEDA, CA – The Alameda Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is recruiting new members who will be trained to help their neighbors after a natural disaster.

The CERT program is the organizational umbrella for community teams of trained volunteers who live or work in the City of Alameda.


It is under the direction of the Alameda Fire Department. Volunteers receive basic emergency response training, practice skills during community exercises, and advocate for neighborhood preparedness.

“Following a disaster, CERT volunteers provide aid and assistance beyond the limits of their training within coordinated relief operations to reduce the impact on their communities,” a recruitment notice said. “Alameda CERT responds to the needs of the community with urgency, care, impartiality and humane treatment for all residents.”

If you need more information, please call 510-337-2129. if you are ready to join Alameda CERT, sign up online.

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