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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Antelope Valley CERT

750 E. Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550

(661) 272-2583

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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

We are proud to announce an AV CERT Basic Course in Spanish.  Scheduled for Saturdays, March 14, 21, & 28 at Iglesia Cristiana Salem in Palmdale, CA.  Course registration will be open soon.


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


Tue Feb 25th - 1900 hrs - LA County Fire Station 129 Lancaster

LA County Fire personnel will present Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) vehicles and equipment.  AV CERT will learn about USAR team functions.


No registration required for this event.

Must be AV CERT member.

AV CERT will use the fire tower for a search & rescue exercise.  AV CERT members must bring CERT personal protective gear including helmet, safety glasses, gloves, boots or closed to shoes.  Bring a flashlight.  Be prepared for cold weather.

victim role players needed

AV CERT needs volunteer victim role players to assist in a disaster-event exercise on February 29, 2020 in Sun Village, CA.

Mock injuries may be applied by our Moulage team.

This is a great opportunity to assist AV CERT in training our current Basic Course class made up of community members learning disaster preparedness.  You will be a pivotal part of their training in helping injured survivors of a disaster just like one we may face in Southern California.

Contact us to sign-up.


The Equine Response Team training is set for Saturday, March 7th from 0800-1600 in Palmdale. The class roster is currently full.  Future training dates to be scheduled and listed here.