Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team

MISSIONĀ 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.


Do You Have Your CERT ID?

The Fire Department is going to require a "Live Scan" fingerprinted Background check for all members. The reason for this is that as a Disaster Service Worker under CERT, you will potentially have access to sensitive areas of the Police Dept, Fire Dept, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The Live Scan will be run through The Police Department. It will work is as follows:

1. Schedule an appointment with the Police Department at (714) 741-5953.

2. Bring photo I.D.

3. Arrive 1/2 hour before your scheduled appointment to fill out a "Request for Live Scanā€ form. Fill out the first three sections.

4. There will be no cost to the member and the results will be sent to The Fire Dept. Once your live scan has been completed and your background check has cleared, the ID cards will be issued.

If you have already had a live scan done please contact CERT at (714) 563-3917

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