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Sebastopol CERT Program

Sebastopol Fire Department
Date last updated: Feb 18, 2011

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: September 2005

Geographic Area: SEBASTOPOL (Local) (95472, 95473)

Point of Contact:
Bill Braga
Fire Chief
Sebastopol Fire Department
7425 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472 - 3812

(707) 823-8061
(707) 823-4703

CERT Web Site:


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 3 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 13

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 300

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Shelter operations/management


A total of 50 CERTs have participated in 3 exercises.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:2

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Pandemic

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Traffic management / Crowd management

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

Additional CERT Program Information