Operations Division


About CERT

Upland CERT is a team of specifically trained First Responder volunteers dedicated to responding to natural disasters, search and rescue, and emergencies in our community and neighboring area.

· Our primary geographical area of responsibility is the City of Upland but we are ready to assist neighboring cities such as San Antonio Heights, Claremont, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and Ontario.

· UCERT trains Upland residents in how to assist their families, neighborhoods, and city during and after any minor to major disaster.

· We assist in mass casualties, light search and rescue, damage evaluation of structures, may assist in the evacuation of residents, assist in manning a neighborhood shelter, putting out small fires, turning off gas, assisting in security around crashes, downed power lines and down trees during the winds, 4th July Fire Works, Lemon Festival in our local area.

· UCERT members volunteer over 5,000 hours each year for training, mission, and public education.

With the assistance of two San Bernardino County districts, Upland CERT was able to construct a CERT trailer which is used for training and can be towed to disaster sites to serve as our Operations and Logistics center.  The trailer is equipped with emergency medical and rescue supplies.

Upland CERT is a non-funded program and has raised its operational funds through the hard work of members.  Grants from Upland Rotary and Southern California Edison have assisted in helping to fulfill our mission.  Upland CERT is part of the Upland Community Foundation which provides our 501-c-3 status as a not-for-profit organization and provides our banking services.


Take a CERT Class

How to sign up?

Signing up is easy and free! Please email uplandcertda@gmail.com to receive an application or click here for a PDF registration application. For more information & upcoming classes, please click here to visit CERT's website.

Who we train.

We train all Upland citizens and those in surrounding communities.

  • Upland citizens
  • Businesses and employees
  • School personnel ​

Why train with CERT?

The CERT program is about readiness: people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. The program provides a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be on their own and their actions can and will make a difference. Upland CERT is a community-based volunteer effort affiliated with the Upland Police Department. 

What we learn.

The CERT program includes eight units typically completed within three weeks. 

The units include:

       Unit 1 - Disaster Preparedness

       Unit 2 - CERT Organization and Communications

       Unit 3 - Emergency Medical Operations I

       Unit 4 - Emergency Medical Operations II

       Unit 5 - Disaster Psychology

       Unit 6 - Fire Safety and Utility Controls

       Unit 7 - Light Search & Rescue

       Unit 8 - Terrorism and CERT, Course Review & Final Exercise


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.