Welcome to Newark CERT

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program develops  preparedness prior to, during, and after an emergency 

About Us

CERT Training

 CERT members receive a 20-hour training course in emergency preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and incident management. CERT members have the opportunity for intermediate and advanced training through CERT continuing education classes. CERT training enables residents to prepare themselves, their families, and their neighbors. CERT training enables residents to support the response to and recovery from large-scale, complex emergencies or disasters. 

How we got started

 The Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes and 9/11 have demonstrated the importance of community volunteers during a disaster. Spontaneous volunteers are often the first on the scene to conduct initial search, rescue, and first aid. CERT volunteers are trained to participate and communicate effectively in emergency response efforts. It is imperative that the citizens of Newark be prepared and do not rely solely on professional emergency services.  

The US Geological Survey predicts that there is a 70% chance that the Bay Area will be struck by a major earthquake within the next 30 years. When the “BIG ONE” hits, emergency services will be overwhelmed. It may take up to 72 hours for help to arrive.  

What we do

 The Alameda County of Newark Fire Department continues to offer a Community Emergency Response Training program for community volunteers. The purpose of this training is to provide volunteers basic skills in firefighting, search and rescue, disaster medicine, and emergency preparedness. The main goal of the CERT program is to help the citizens of Newark become self-sufficient for the first 72 hours following a major disaster by developing multi-functional community emergency response teams.  


Check out this great video.

CERT - "Not if... When"


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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our volunteers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Newark CERT

37101 Newark Blvd, Newark, CA 94560, US


Monday - Saturday: 

By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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