COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION: CERT PROGRAM

Welcome

Welcome to the Mosquito Fire Prevention District Community Emergency Response Team program page. Here you will find information about CERT, the CERT Basic Training, CPR classes, and upcoming events. The first CERT Basic Training class has not yet been scheduled. Check back for more information.

What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
The CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during, and after the hazards their communities may face.

The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs.

CERT became a national program in 1993. There are now CERT programs in all 50 states, including many tribal nations and U.S. territories. Each is unique to its community and all are essential to building a Culture of Preparedness in the United States. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide and more than 600,000 people have trained since CERT became a national program.

For more information about the District CERT program stop by the station or send and email to CERT@mfpd.us

How Can I Join?

We are currently gathering a list of residents who may be interested in joining CERT. If you are interested please fill out the form below.  


    Contact Information:

    Today’s date: *

    Name: *

    Current Address: *

    Day phone: *

    Evening phone: *

    Email Address: *


    CERT Areas Interested In:

    Areas:

    What days are you available?:

    Are you available on weekends?:*

    Are there any hours you are not available?:*

    If yes, what hours are you not available?:

    Are you at least 18 years old?:*

    Do you have a reliable means of transportation?:*

    Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?:*

    Are you able to perform the essential functions of the job for which you are applying, either with or without reasonable accommodation?:*
    If no, describe the functions that cannot be performed:

    Note: We comply with Federal, State and Local regulations and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. Hire maybe subject to passing a medical examination, and skill and agility tests.)


    Education, Training and Experience:

    College/University:
    Did you graduate?:*
    Degree/Diploma?:*

    Vocational/Business/Other:
    Did you graduate?:*
    Degree/Diploma?:*

    Do you have any other experience, training, qualifications, license, certification or skills that you feel make you especially suited for this position?:*
    If yes, please explain:


    Employment History:

    Job #1:
    — Name:
    — City, state, zip:
    — Dates of Employment: to
    — Job title:
    — Job responsibilities:

    Job #2:
    — Name:
    — City, state, zip:
    — Dates of Employment: to
    — Job title:
    — Job responsibilities:

    Job #3:
    — Name:
    — City, state, zip:
    — Dates of Employment: to
    — Job title:
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    Acknowledgment:


    Please read carefully and sign below.
    I hereby certify that I have not knowingly withheld any information that might adversely affect my eligibility for employment and that the answers given by me are true and accurate. I understand that any omission or misstatement on this application or on any document used to secure employment shall be grounds for rejection of this application or termination of employment if employed, regardless of the time elapsed before discovery.

    I hereby authorize Mosquito Fire Protection District to thoroughly investigate my references, work record, education and other matters related to my suitability for employment and, further, authorize the references I have listed, except those as noted, to disclose to Mosquito Fire Protection District any and all letters, reports and other information related to my work records, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. In addition, I hereby release Mosquito Fire Protection District and my former employers from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure.

    I further agree to be fingerprinted, to submit to a medical examination, which will include drug testing, and, upon employment, to furnish such proof of age as may be required.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    Today’s date: *

    Your signature: *