CERT Program

Community Emergency Response Team

Point of Contact:

Carlos Vega
Emergency Management Technician
County of Socorro Fire and Emergency Management
198 Neel Ave
Socorro, NM 87801

Geographical: Socorro County
87823, 87801,87011,87602,87828,87825,87028,87062
(Polvadera, San Antonio, City of Socorro, Magdalena, Veguita, La Joya, Claunch) 


Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:
General public / Open classes

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training: English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:
  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) 
  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources 
  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction 
  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction 
  • Additional CBRNE awareness 
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) 
  • Basic first aid 
Open to all adults-youth 12 to 17 may attend with parent or adult guardian. Oldest 87 at time of training, youngest 12. Supplemental training encouraged, but not required.

Upcoming Training Dates

CERT Spring 2016 Course Schedule

March 24th, 2016, CERT Organization, Fred Hollis
March 31st, 2016, Disaster Preparedness, Fred Hollis
April 7th, 2016, USAR & SAR, Logan Yearout
April 14th, 2016, Disaster Psychology, Delilah Walsh
April 21st, 2016, Fire Safety, Mark Mercer
April 28th, 2016, Mock SAR & Resource Training, Logan Yearout
May 5th, 2016, Medical Part 1, Cliff Armijo & Adrian Morris
May 12th, 2016, Medical Part 2, Cliff Armijo & Adrian Morris
May 19th , 2016, Terrorism, Dennis Hunter
May 26th , 2016, CERT Review & Exam, TBD
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