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Mission and Purpose

CERT_Logo_01_qtrCommunity Emergency Response Team's (CERT) mission is simple: "Do the greatest good for the greatest number of people" when a major disaster strikes our community. CERT's are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplace who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities. Your Long Beach CERT Volunteers in cooperation with the Long Beach Fire Department are committed to this community's disaster preparation. 

Long Beach CERT provides the necessary training required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to our fellow citizens. When a major disaster does strike, you will have the skills & knowledge to assist neighbors, co-workers and professional rescue personnel. Your leadership and care will help those around you after a major disaster until professional emergency services arrive.

The Long Beach Fire Department has an assigned CERT Coordinator, you may e-mail the coordinator at cert@longbeach.gov or call the CERT hotline at (562)570-2525.