Fall 2024 Class Registration Open

Register here for the next CERT Class starting Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 6pm.

To be eligible for this training, you must be a resident or student in Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 16 years old and have no felony convictions (the City reserves the right to refuse admittance into this program). 

The next class will start on Wednesday September 11 at 6pm at the Laguna Beach Community Center & Susi-Q.  Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday nights through October 23rd.  Students are also required to attend the final exercise on Saturday Oct. 26 from 8:30am-3pm.  Schedule can be found below.


9/11: CERT Program Overview & Disaster Preparedness
9/18: Disaster Medical Ops 1
9/25: Disaster Medical Ops 2
10/2: Disaster Psychology
10/9: Fire Safety & Utility Control
10/16: Light Search & Rescue
10/23: CERT & Terrorism
10/26: Final Exercise & Skills Evaluation

More information about the CERT Program can be found at: www.lagunabeachcity.net/CERT

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Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organized and trained group of volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. The Laguna Beach Fire Department offers CERT training to its residents and businesses periodically throughout the year. The program covers: disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, CERT Organization, disaster psychology, CERT and terrorism, traffic control and scene management.



The CERT program consists of 25 hours of classroom and hands-on training. Classes meet weekly on Thursday's from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., followed by one Saturday morning exercise drill to apply the skills and knowledge obtained during the classroom sessions. CERT training is free of charge, but requires a time commitment because you must attend all sessions to complete the program.

Applications are open to people at least 16 years old who live or work in Laguna Beach, and who have no felony convictions. LBPD reviews all applications and selects each CERT class. Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to join the City of Laguna Beach's Community Emergency Response Team. When a disaster strikes, CERT volunteers take action by:

  • Checking on neighbors
  • Suppressing small fires
  • Conducting light urban search and rescue
  • Providing emergency first aid and comfort
  • Helping to organize and direct spontaneous volunteers


Contact CERT for more information on the next class.

CERT Volunteers in Action

Updated on 08/15/2022 4:41 PM