Community Emergency Response Team Training
Sponsored by the City of Morgan Hill Office of Emergency Services
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About the Training Course

Community Emergency Response Training is a FEMA-certified course on basic disaster preparedness for self, family, neighborhood and community. It educates those of us living in South Santa Clara County about preparedness for hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, and other emergencies and disasters that may impact our community. It provides training in basic emergency response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, emergency medical operations, community response team organization, and disaster psychology.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, you will be better prepared to safely and appropriately provide assistance to your family, neighborhood, community and workplace following an event when professional responders may not immediately be available to help.

Graduates who have completed all courses are eligible to be deployed providing complimentary assistance to professional responders during emergencies when our professional agencies become overwhelmed. (i.e.: Winter floods in Morgan Hill and also during major city events such as the Morgan Hill's 4th of July Festivities.)

There is no requirement of physical fitness. Youth aged 14 and up are permitted to attend with a parent, but only those individuals who are 18 and older will be allowed to respond and serve as Disaster Service Workers.

There is no charge for the class to residents of Morgan Hill, San Martin or Gilroy.

Morgan Hill Spring 2017 CERT Basic Training


All classes will be held at Morgan Hill Police Dept - EOC/Training Room (South end of PD building) 16200 Vineyard Blvd. Morgan Hill on Wednesdays from 7 pm - 9:30 pm, with the exception of Unit 5 see the time, the Disaster Simulation/Graduation which is held on a Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. location Bus yard in Morgan Hill.

CERT Classes Schedule Spring 2017

May 24, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness

May 31, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 2 Fire Safety

June 7, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations (Part 1)

June 14, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations (Part 2)

June 21, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-10pm Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue

June 28, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 6, 7 CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology

July 5 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 8 Terrorism

July 8, 2017 Saturday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm Disaster Simulation/Graduation

Training Registration


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Locations

Morgan Hill Police Department
Emergency Operations Center (South end of PD building)
16200 Vineyard Blvd. (Get directions)
Morgan Hill, CA

Morgan Hill Unified School District Transportation Dept (Bus Yard)
Emergency Operations Center (South end of PD building)
105 Edes St (Get directions)
Morgan Hill, CA

Morgan Hill Fall 2017 CERT Basic Training


All classes will be held at Morgan Hill Police Dept - EOC/Training Room (South end of PD building) 16200 Vineyard Blvd. Morgan Hill on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, with the exception of the Disaster Simulation/Graduation which is held on a Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. location Bus yard in Morgan Hill.

CERT Classes Schedule Spring 2017

Oct 11, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness

Oct 12, 2017 Thursday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 8 Terrorism

Oct 18, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations (Part 1)

Oct 19, 2017 Thursday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations (Part 2)

Oct 25, 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 6,7 CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology

Oct 26, 2017 Thursday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 2 Fire Safety

Nov 1 2017 Wednesday 7pm-9:30pm Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue

Nov 4, 2017 Saturday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm Exercise and Graduation

Registration link will be live later this summer