Community Emergency Response Team

The La Habra Police Department, in conjunction with Los Angeles County Fire Department, is proud to present this training to the La Habra public. The program was developed to provide basic training in safety and life saving skills, should there be a major disaster.

Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand for service.  People will have to rely on each other in order to meet life saving and life sustaining needs, particularly in neighborhoods that may be cut off from main roads for a period of time. 

Training Program

CERT consists of approximately 20 hours of training that includes disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact residents' lives, terrorism and disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, medical triage and disaster medical operations.  CERT training is offered in a series of three Saturday classes, and it is free of charge.  Teens, accompanied by parents, are also eligible to participate.

For more information, please contact David Gonzalez, La Habra's Emergency Management Coordinator, via email at or by phone at 562-383-4306.