All 2020 AV CERT 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.

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Team Training

AV CERT teams will receive training from the Los Angeles County Fire Department with focus on post fire erosion and flooding threats to roadways and homes.  Receive instruction and hands-on practice of sand bagging and flood fighting methods.

DATE: December 5, 2020

LOCATION: Lancaster Baptist Church - 4020 E Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster


TIME: 0830 to 1530 hrs with lunch break


INFO:  COVID-19 safety protocols mandatory


TOPICS:  General preparedness; COVID-19 protection for CERT; Roadway safety; Flood/water safety; Previous flood incident discussion; Mud/debris flows; Team preparation; Communications; Sand bagging/flood fighting; Helpful phone apps

This event is not open to the public.


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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