Custom Neighborhood CERT Shirts
The core part of the Community Emergency Response Team is the Neighborhood Team. Team cohesion is important because not only does it help you know who your neighbors are but also helps you know that you're not alone.
We've put up shirts for each LAFD Battalion:
To check your battalion for specific Neighborhood Team shirts, add your Battalion number at the end (i.e., cert2, cert 10, cert 18, etc.).
Advanced First-Aid Classes
Approximately 90% of the calls fire departments respond to today are medical. On any given day, response time for a 9-1-1 call is on average 5-7 minutes in a metro area.
During a disaster, the fire department will be delayed. 9-1-1 may ring busy. You will be the first responder in your community until professional responders can arrive.
By taking an advanced first-aid class, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), you learn the skills to treat minor injuries before they become medical emergencies, keep someone alive long enough for professional EMS to take over.
Contact us about setting up a Emergency Medical Responder or Advanced First-Aid class in your community.
Need help building or developing your team?
The Community Disaster Preparedness Foundation is here to help you build your neighborhood response team. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we can help you with logistics and volunteer management , raise money, makes agreements and partnerships, take custody/own storage bins and radio equipment, put on classes, and set up drills.
New Technology Testing
Any technology that is too complex or expensive to quickly and easily deploy and utilize by the normal volunteer is useless.
We're working to develop partnerships with technology companies and test systems that make technology into tools that everyone can use without being a "techie" and develop the training required for making sure it just works.
Community First-Aid Volunteers
Medical training is critical but without practice, your skills quickly fade.
Does your organization need first-aid volunteers for an event? We have volunteers who need practice.
We will put together a team of experienced first-aid trained volunteers who will volunteer for your organization to take care of the minor scrapes and scratches and ensure that professional EMS response is alerted correctly for anything more serious.
How Can We Help You?
We're here to help you and your community. Let us know what we can do.