Alameda C.E.R.T.

The members of the Islandia Home Owners Association aren’t just people you live near, we are neighbors, we are friends, we are family. We care about the safety, and wellbeing, of all of our members. It’s this reason we provide services such as the ALERT MEDIA SERVICE, and are proud supporters of the Alameda C.E.R.T Program.

What is C.E.R.T.?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

The Alameda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is the organizational umbrella for neighborhood teams of trained volunteers who live and/or work in the City of Alameda. Under the guidance of the Alameda Fire Department, with oversight from the Alameda CERT Executive Committee (ACEC), volunteers receive basic emergency response training, practice skills during neighborhood drills, and advocate neighborhood preparedness. Following a disaster, CERT volunteers provide aid and assistance to the limit of their training within coordinated relief operations to reduce the impact on their community. Alameda CERT responds to community needs with a sense of urgency, care, impartiality, and humane treatment for all inhabitants.

These FREE courses will provide you with the education you need to better prepare for a disaster.