Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team

MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of Garden Grove CERT is two-fold:
  1. To provide Basic Emergency Preparedness Training to people who live and/or work in the City of Garden Grove, CA.
  2. Develop a cadre of trained and willing volunteers to aid Garden Grove's Professional Emergency Responders in the event of a declared emergency.
Our motto is: "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," and we believe in proving you the training and tools to help yourself, your family and your community.

About Garden Grove CERT

The Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer organization within The Garden Grove Fire Department.

The Purpose of Garden Grove CERT:

To instruct workers and residents of Garden Grove how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster.

  • To organize neighbors to provide self-help in a disaster.
  • To assist the city in it's response to disasters, through a disaster call-out system.

This is accomplished in the following manner:cert_pic1.jpg

Residents and workers attend the five CERT core classes outlined by FEMA. Disaster preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, I & II, Light Search & Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism.

  1. Volunteers are given opportunities throughout the year to participate in City, County, State, and Federal exercises and advanced training to better develop their skills and awareness of emergency operations.
  2. Participation in CERT Information Booths and the staffing of various city and community activities throughout the year.
  3. CERT Leadership Council meetings: CERT members who meet and help "steer" the organization, create Policy and Procedures, carry out and delegate tasks that keep CERT moving forward. This is under the Direction of the Fire Department.