SSCERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
As a nonprofit organization operating under FEMA guidelines and reporting to the Chief of Police, SSCERT comprises about 35 active trained disaster workers who assist and supplement the police department and other public safety organizations in doing the most good for the greatest number of people.
Stallion Springs CERT was established by Sandy Young, in cooperation with then SSPD Chief Brad Burris, in 2003 after her CERT Basic graduation and certification under Bear Valley Springs CERT. Sandy continued to lead our team as Program Manager, CERT Coordinator/ Team Lead, CERT Instructor, and Board Chair until 2020, when she retired. As a result of her outstanding leadership, training and development, the team continues strongly to this day and is recognized as being a leader in its training and execution of duties.
Our CERT members also volunteer at non-emergency events within our Stallion Springs Community, Tehachapi communities, and Kern County communities after additional CERT certifications. SSCERT supports our Stallion Springs Police (SSPD), other Law Enforcement agencies and community groups at their events as Medical/ Safety Monitors, Traffic Control, Logistics support, searching for lost/missing persons, searching for lost/missing equipment, etc. We also support the Kern County Fire Department, when requested. All of the above deployments and activities must first be approved by our Sponsor, the SSPD.
View & download the Stallion Springs CERT brochure here.
Learn more about the CERT program here
How do I get involved?
Please attend one of our monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Stallion Springs Community Center to learn more about us and our annual CERT training course.