All AV CERT public classes are cancelled until further notice.

Weekly AV CERT Amateur Radio Nets are still active.

Stay aware.  Stay safe.  Stay positive.  Stay well.

Are you prepared?

Antelope Valley CERT members learn essential skills

and capabilities to prepare for and respond to any disaster through hands-on practice and realistic exercises.


The Antelope Valley Community Emergency Response Team (AV CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our desert & rural communities.  We train in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  We provide critical auxiliary support to emergency services personnel during emergencies & disasters while helping to increase the Antelope Valley's overall level of disaster readiness.

how we train


New Area Commander

AV CERT is proud to announce Mark Hagan promoted to AV CERT Area Commander.  Mark has served many years with AV CERT as a lead instructor for AV CERT Basic Courses and as the Lancaster Team Captain.  Mark is dedicated to AV CERT and to promoting disaster preparedness and readiness to the Antelope Valley communities served by AV CERT.


Quarterly newsletters provide disaster preparedness news and tips to AV CERT members and the community.



AV CERT is partnered with LISTOS California as part of the state's public health and safety outreach campaign, Social Bridging Project.  AV CERT team members place direct phone calls to people at risk from COVID-19 and natural disasters.  We are providing people comfort and resource information that social-distancing has otherwise created difficulties in providing by other means.  "With every call, the Social Bridging Project assures Californian's facing adversity: You Are Not Alone."

Please help AV CERT earn participation credits by learning more about LISTOS by visiting the link below and downloading the LISTOS California Disaster Ready Guide.  The guide is designed to give Californians a handy step-by-step plan for any disaster.

AV CERT appreciates your support.

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Team Training

AV CERT will conduct a Grid Search Training for AV CERT members.  Space is limited for this training.

DATE: March 27, 2021

LOCATION: Private property in Lake Los Angeles, CA

TIME: 0800 to 1100 hrs

INFO:  COVID-19 safety protocols mandatory

TOPICS:  Search & rescue, grid-search patterns and practice, CERT communications, and Incident Command System operations​


This event is not open to the public.

Free CERT Based Courses

Los Angeles Fire Department CERT offers free online training courses in community disaster preparedness, communications, and more.

AV CERT encourages our team members as well as anyone interested in becoming a CERT member sign-up and participate in any of the available courses.  New courses posted monthly.

The above link will take you to LAFD CERT's Eventbrite page.

CERT Communications Seminar

COMM Academy 2021 is a free 2-day online emergency communications & amateur radio conference for CERT.

COMM Academy 2021 theme: Disaster's Here, There,and Everywhere - Are We Ready?

The above link will take you to COMM Academy's website.


These are the community members of the AV CERT Basic Training class in Sun Village, CA (February 2020).  These community members are now AV CERT Level 1 volunteers.  They trained to serve the disaster preparedness needs of the community while increasing the overall level of disaster readiness of the Antelope Valley.

Welcome to AV CERT, Sun Village!

Contact Us

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Antelope Valley CERT

750 E. Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550

(661) 272-2583

(The phone number listed above is not actively monitored.  If you have an emergency and require immediate assistance,

dial 911.)

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