LAFD created the Community Emergency Response Team program in 1986. Since then, the program has gone national and even international.
Currently LAFD trains approximately 2,000 community members every year to be better prepared to take care of themselves, their families,
and to safely help out their neighbors after a disaster or major emergency.
To encourage and promote additional and continued training,
and to help people learn additional skills, LAFD CERT developed the level system:
Level 1 is the basic 17-1/2 hr CERT training that the Los Angeles Fire Department
offers for free.
Level 2 is in partnership with the American Red Cross:
- Disaster Services Overview tells you what the principal mission of the American Red Cross is
- Shelter Fundamentals (combines “overview” and “simulation”)
goes over the basic steps for setting up a Shelter Operation
- First-Aid with Adult and Infant CPR/AED
gives you the basic skills to help save a life
Level 3 adds Advanced Emergency Medical Training
- Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder or equivalent
(EMT, paramedic, etc.)
Battalion 2 has reached out to the American Red Cross and arranged for their instructors to teach the Disaster Services Overview and Shelter Fundamentals classes
for free. We’ve also contacted several experienced and well-respected First-Aid
and CPR/AED instructors and are offering the class to you at cost.
Join us at the LAFD’s Frank Hotchkin’s Memorial Training Center next to Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 18th for our CERT Level 2 in a Day:
The first part of the day will be at Frank Hotchkin’s Memorial Training Center
from 8:00am-noon. The two free Red Cross Disaster Services and Shelter Fundamentals classes will be held there.
The second part of the day will be at Sycamore Park Foursquare Church
just 5 minutes up the 110 Freeway in Highland Park.
The Red Cross First-Aid/Adult and Infant CPR/AED Certification Class
is offered at cost by Red Cross instructors.
There will be a $30 cash at the door charge.
No credit cards or checks will be accepted.
Frank Hotchkin’s Memorial Training Center (1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
- 7:30am – 8:00am, Sign-In / Registration
- 8:00am – 10:00am, Red Cross Disaster Services Overview
- 10:00am – 12:00pm, Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals
Note: If you currently certified in First-Aid and CPR/AED,
bring your cards and you are Level 2 at noon!
Sycamore Park Foursquare Church (4328 N. Figueroa St, Highland Park, 90065)
- 12:30pm – 1:00pm, First Aid Sign-In / Registration
- 1:00pm – 7:00pm, $30 – First-Aid/CPR/AED Certification Class
This will be a long 11 hour day on a tight schedule
and parking may be limited at the church.
Please be early for sign in.
Those who miss the sign-in period will not be admitted.
Please register for the classes here to speed up sign-in:
President, Southern California Preparedness Foundation
3/25th – LAFD Operations West Bureau CERT Refresher 7:30am-1pm at Fire Station 59. Register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/operations-west-bureau-cert-refresher-training-tickets-32450815262?aff=es2
4/22nd – Call-Out Training (for those interested in joining the Call-Out teams) – 7:30am-1pm at Frank Hotchkin’s Memorial Training Center. Also, there will be an official Swearing-In Ceremony (for current Call-Out Team members) towards the end of this day’s training. Registration at Eventbrite will be available soon.
You can find more details about these events at www.cert-la.com/calendar.