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City of Mesa Fire Department

Mesa Fire Department
Date last updated: Mar 30, 2011

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: January 2001

Geographic Area: MESA (Local) (85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216)

Point of Contact:
Cori Darnell
Deputy Chief Emergency Management
Mesa Fire Department
13 W. First Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 644-4429
cori.darnell@mesaaz.gov

CERT Web Site: http://www.mesaaz.gov/Volunteer/CERT.aspx

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 15

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

  • Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

  • People with disabilities

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

  • English

  • Spanish

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

  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Exercises

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:0

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

  • Not Applicable

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Not Applicable

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Not Applicable

Additional CERT Program Information