Community Emergency Response Team

New! Click here for a packet of Emergency Preparedness materials distributed by CERT and Community Service Day volunteers.

 CERT Training

The next CERT training classes begin in September 2024. Dates of the next classes are below:

 September 10, 17, 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22

The final exercise is Saturday, October 26th from 8 am - 12 noon.

The training will be held at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill.  Classes begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. 

The course emphasizes preparing yourself, your family, and your residence for a major emergency, and includes post-emergency training for first aid, suppressing small fires, searching lightly damaged buildings, and dealing with the psychological impact of a disaster.

CERT Training Application


The CERT Training Program

Emergency Planning experts predict that residents may be without utilities and basic community emergency services for a week following a major earthquake. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is to train members of neighborhoods and community organizations in basic emergency skills to become better prepared and to assist their families and neighbors following a disaster.

CERT training will include seven 3-hour classes, one night per week, over a 7-week period. 

Subjects you will be taught include:

  • Disaster Preparedness and Terrorism
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
  • Simulated Disaster Exercise

For more information, contact Lieutenant Brian Leonard at the Pleasant Hill Police Department at (925) 288-4633.

Pleasant Hill CERT Information (CERT webpage)