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 Welcome to Carson CERT! 

Community education and self-reliance is paramount to the overall success of any City's ability to respond and recover effectively in time of crisis. With the goal of community readiness.  The CERT program is about community readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where community members will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

Congratulations to our Area E Regional CERT Chair, Raquel Vernola!
She was awarded the Silver Award from the California Emergency Services Association for her achievements with the Area E Regional CERT program. 


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ACERT members participate as an organized volunteer emergency response team.  ACERT supplements participating City's Emergency Response Team and City Emergency Services Agencies in times of disaster and / or emergency situations.

 ACERT Members volunteer as Disaster Service Workers and agree to be available on a 24-hour call out list; agree to respond to a pre-established Emergency Response Area / Command Post when activated; assist City emergency response teams and emergency services agencies as directed; and participate in other city, county, and state emergency activations. ACERT members participate in ongoing and expanded emergency response training.