As most of you are aware, there have been no CERT Academy classes (i.e., in-person or remote) held since the late winter/early spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only training that has been provided since that time is on-line Zoom CERT refresher training classes for registered/actively credentialed CERT members. Gracie Hernandez (Santa Clara County Fire Department CERT Senior Program Specialist) has now announced that two “hybrid” CERT Academy training classes will be conducted in the spring and fall of CY-2022. Please see Gracie’s “CERT Hybrid 2022 Flyer.” 

If it has been many years since you attended the CERT Academy classes and have not been able to stay current with SCCFD refresher classes conducted during 2020 and 2021, then you might consider signing up for one of the two hybrid classes. The classes will incorporate 2019 FEMA-mandated changes to the Medical Ops section of instruction.