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All March 2020 AV CERT events, meetings, and classes are cancelled.  Weekly AV CERT Amateur Radio Nets are still active.

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


Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of the recommendations from our local and state partners to limit non-essential public meetings for the purpose of slowing the spread of Covid-19, AV CERT has CANCELLED the AV CERT Basic CERT Training in Spanish course on March 14, 21, and 28.

AV CERT is part of the national framework of Homeland Security disaster preparedness & response with the goal, “To do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people”.  AV CERT believes the cancellation of upcoming events and non-essential meetings, within the recommended safety timeframe of at least till the end of March, is in the best interest of our team, the members of the community we serve, and of local public health & safety resources.  It is with genuine care that we are following official health & safety recommendations as a part of our social responsibility.

AV CERT appreciates the time of those who signed up for the AV CERT Basic CERT Training in Spanish course.  It is regrettable we are unable to go ahead with the class at this time.  AV CERT intends to reschedule the course at a future time.  Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to resuming our training schedule to serve the disaster preparedness training needs of our community.

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

- Antelope Valley Community Emergency Response Team




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

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


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!



AV CERT teams will receive training from the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control Equine Response Team.  This training will allow AV CERT to assist in disaster emergency large domestic animal evacuation and  sheltering.