Preparedness Trainings

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Basic Training is a free, hands-on emergency preparedness training program taught by first responder personnel and subject matter experts that teaches you how to prepare yourself, your family, and your neighborhood for a disaster.

Topics include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part I and Part II
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Fire Safety and Utility Controls
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation

All participants must be 18 years of age or older. Participants will receive a free backpack, helmet, CERT vest, and certificate upon completion of the course. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend all sessions and participate in the disaster simulation. Arrangements can be made to make-up sessions.


Upcoming course:

  • November 17th-19th, 2023
    1. November 17th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    2. November 18th 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    3. November 19th 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM


To sign up for the next course, please register here.



Listos is a grass-roots disaster preparedness program that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of Spanish-speaking communities. The program is delivered in a format that is both culturally and linguistically appropriate for the target population. Alertar y Preparar LISTOS was developed by Aware and Prepare, located in Santa Barbara, to provide Spanish-language disaster preparedness education, both locally and nationally. The core of the Alertar y Preparar LISTOS design is based on building sustainable relationships and partnerships with local businesses, community leaders, and non-profit organizations.

Listos is a free training offered to the community. Listos training is currently offered in Spanish and English (other languages, including Mandarin are coming soon). If your organization is interested in having a Listos training, please contact Denise School, Emergency Services Coordinator, by email or 909-334-3192.

Topics include:

  • Identifying Vulnerabilities
  • Creating a communication plan
  • Important Document Back-Up
  • Fire Extinguisher Use
  • First Aid
  • Utilities Shut-off

For further information and to become involved in helping prepare Chino you can email the City's Emergency Manager or call the Chino Police Department at 909-334-3192.

Great ShakeOut

The City of Chino participates in the annual Shake Out where millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on the third Thursday of October (this year October 20th). Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel. Visit for more information on how you can get involved.