Valley Center CERT  Valley Center ARC



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Valley Center CERT Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Valley Center Community Emergency Response Team to encourage the members of our community to develop and implement personal, family and workplace disaster preparedness plans. To provide the community with properly equipped and appropriately trained civilian multi-functional disaster response teams ready to act as an adjunct to the Valley Center Fire Protection District’s emergency response services in the event of a major disaster.


• Integrate Valley Center CERT’s expanding capabilities into the Regional and local Emergency Management Plan under San Diego County OES Annex B.

• Provide community awareness of the Valley Center CERT organizations and thereby substantially increase Valley Center CERT membership.

• Provide disaster preparedness awareness education to both individuals and organization in the community.

• Develop and implement specific recurring and advanced disaster response team training programs.

• Acquire equipment and supplies necessary through the VCCERT 501.(c)3 to conduct ongoing training programs and to assure adequate disaster response capability.

• Extend the scope of the Valley Center CERT to include community youth groups.

• Assist community members with special needs to develop appropriate disaster preparedness plans.

• Expand Valley Center CERT disaster response capability by developing localized neighborhood disaster response teams.