The Newport Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using CERT training to save lives and protect property.


certFollowing a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can provide basic medical care; manage utilities and put out small fires; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and other volunteers to be effective and save lives.

CERT Training

The Newport Beach Fire Department provides CERT training classes at no cost to Newport Beach residents, schools, and businesses. The classes are taught by your local Newport Beach Firefighters and Lifeguards. For additional information on the CERT program and the upcoming class schedule, please see the City of Newport Beach CERT website:


City of Newport Beach Fire Department
Phone:  (949) 644-3112

NB CERT Board of Directors
Email: NBCertBoard@gmail.com
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Kathie Malcomb, BPPA Board of Directors – CERT Representative: kathie110@gmail.com
Debbie Collins, BPPA Board of Directors Member: deborahcollins92661@yahoo.com


For additional information or to register for any of the following classes or events, please visit www.NBCert.org, email NBCert@nbfd.net or call 949.644.3112.

  • May 14 @ 9:00am: 3rd Annual Neighborhood Drill
  • June 4 @ 6:30am-11:00am: CERT Booth @ Corona Del Mar 5K
  • June 5 @ 10:00am: CERT Booth @ Balboa Island Parade
  • June 9 @ 6:30pm: CMAP Mutual Aid Class @ Station 7
  • June 13 @ 6:30pm: Quarterly All Hands Meeting @ Friends Room, Central Library
  • July 6: CERT Volunteer Activation: Ben Carlson Statue Dedication
  • August 2: CERT Booth @ National Night Out BBQ & Fair @ Bonita Canyon Sports Park
  • September 10: 8th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo & Green on Green Expo
  • September 13 @ 6:30pm: Quarterly All Hands Meeting @ Friends Room, Central Library
  • September 29 @ 6:30pm: CERT Fall Training Classes begin (T/Th Evenings) @ Station #7
  • October 9: Fire Service Day Open House @ Station #7
  • October 15 @ 8:30am: CERT Fall Training Classes begin (Saturdays) @ Station #7
  • November 5 @ 9:00am: Fall CERT Graduation & Drill the Skills @ Station #7
  • December 4 @ 10:00am: CERT Booth @ Corona del Mar Christmas Walk
  • December 13 @ 6:30pm: Quarterly All Hands Meeting @ Friends Room, Central Library

We encourage all BPPA CERT members to also be members of the BPPA.  To join, click on the Membership Tab above.

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