"Our Mission: We, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, exist to serve and protect the Community through emergency management."

CERT Program

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The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as first aid, triage implementation, fire safety, light search and rescue, and team organization. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Once training is completed, an EDHFire CERT member will become an invaluable affiliated volunteer at Public Safety agencies along with volunteering within the communities during Smoke Detector Give-aways, Vacant Lot Program, Safety/Prevention Educational events serving as Outreach liaisons and Stand-By First Aid.

The EDHFire CERT Training Includes:

  • What your local risks are and what you need to do to prepare
  • How to manage utilities, hazardous materials, and put out small fires using the appropriate Fire Extinguisher
  • How to use “START Triage” and how to treat the “Three Medical Killers” by: opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
  • How to provide basic medical aid
  • How to effectively search for and rescue victims safely during declared disasters
  • How to organize yourself and spontaneous volunteers to be effective as a team and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism Awareness

For more information or to register for an upcoming training, visit the online registration page or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..