Community Emergency Response Team

Block Captain Backpack Video

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team consists of a committed group of Peninsula residents who have been trained by the Long Beach Fire Department to provide support to the Peninsula community in the event of an emergency such as an earthquake. City agencies have indicated that professional help (Fire, Police, medical, etc.) may not be available to the Peninsula for a period of several hours to three days and the Peninsula must be self-sufficient during that time.

The organization includes a chairman and team leaders who oversee short wave communication, search and rescue, fire suppression and medical response, as well as block captains for each street. CERT holds monthly meetings or drills and participation by all Peninsula residents is welcome and encouraged.

CERT Schedule – TBD

Block Captains


Responce Procedures & Meeting Minutes

CERT Structure

Steering Committee

Procedures of the Pennisula

Safety Procedures

Fire Suppresion Procedures

Light Search and Rescue Procedures

Triage and Treatment

Welcome New Members



Personal / Household Disaster Prepartion Guidelines

Security Posts

For security information, please refer to the CERT and Security sections of your Pelican Newsletter (which may be accessed on page 1 of this website).

LBPD Crime Prevention Tips

Community Watch Overview