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CERT Programs

Local Sponsoring Organizations

CERT programs are required to be sponsored by a local government agency. This role is usually filled by the local jurisdiction's emergency management department, fire department, or local law enforcement agency.  In most cases, sponsorship includes all aspects of the program—funding, and administration, conducting training, organizing the teams, setting policy for how team members will be activated, etc.

City of Riverside CERT Program

Phillip Stachelski, Community Preparedness Coordinator

3085 St. Lawrence Street

Riverside, CA 92504

(951) 320-8112

[email protected]

City of Moreno Valley CERT Program

Andrew Cheng, Program Specialist

22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos

P.O. Box 88005

Moreno Valley, CA 92552

(951) 413-3800

[email protected]

City of Corona CERT Program

Lee Shin, Emergency Services Manager

Corona Fire Department

735 Public Safety Way 

Corona, CA 92880


[email protected]

City of Norco

Sarah Muro

3902 Hillside Avenue
Norco, CA  92860


[email protected]

City of Eastvale CERT Program

Eva Terekhova, Emergency Management Specialist

12363 Limonite Ave., Ste. 910

Eastvale, CA 91752

(951) 703-4413

[email protected]

City of Jurupa Valley

Brice Bartlette, Emergency Services Coordinator

8930 Limonite

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

(951) 332-6464

[email protected]

Murrieta Fire Department CERT Program

Rachel Hollinger, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Murrieta Fire Department

41825 Juniper Street

Murrieta, CA 92562

(951) 461-6169

[email protected]

City of Wildomar CERT Program

Les Chapman, Public Works

23873 Clinton Keith Rd Ste. 201

Wildomar, CA 92595

(951) 677-7751 x205

[email protected]

City of Lake Elsinore CERT Program

Dan Chad
521 N. Langstaff St
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530


[email protected]

City of Menifee CERT Program

Vanessa Barrera, Emergency Management Analyst

29844 Haun Road

Menifee, CA 92586

(951) 723-3771

[email protected]


City of Perris CERT Program

Veronica Arana, Building & Safety Manager

135 North

Perris, CA 92570

(951) 943-5003 ext. 227

[email protected]

City of Hemet CERT Program

Jay Cregeen, Emergency Services Coordinator

510 E. Florida Ave
Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 765-2451

[email protected]

City of San Jacinto CERT Program

595 S San Jacinto Ave.

San Jacinto, CA 92583

(951) 487-7386

City of Beaumont CERT Program

 Lt. Robert Galletta 

Beaumont Police Dept.
550 EAST 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223

(951) 769-8500

[email protected]

City of Blythe, Palo Verde CERT Program

CERT Incident Commander
PO Box 1225
Blythe, CA 92226

Idyllwild Fire Protection District CERT Program

Mark LaMont, Fire Chief

Idyllwild Fire Protection District 

54160 Maranatha Drive

Idyllwild, CA 92549

PO Box 656
(951) 659-2153

[email protected]

City of Coachella CERT Program

George Torres, Emergency Services Coordinator

53462 Enterprise Way

Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 501-8100

[email protected] 

Palm Springs Fire Department CERT Program

Daniel Deselms, Emergency Management Coordinator

300 N. El Cielo Road

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 323-8181

[email protected]

City of Desert Hot Springs

Jim Henson, Police Chief 

Desert Hot Springs Police Department

65958 Pierson Blvd

Desert Hot Springs, CA

(760)3292904 ext. 339

[email protected]

City of Rancho Mirage CERT Program

Brian Kephart,  Emergency Services Coordinator

69-825 Highway 111,

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-770-3220 Ext. 296

[email protected]

Cathedral City CERT Program

Michael Contreras, Fire Chief
Cathedral City Fire Department
32100 Desert Vista Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234

(760) 770-8200
[email protected]

City of Indio CERT Program

Scott Visyak, Emergency Services Coordinator
45222 Towne Street

Indio, CA 92201

(760) 541-4298

[email protected] 

City of La Quinta CERT Program

78-495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 777-7044

City of Palm Desert CERT Program

73-510 Fred Waring Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260 

(760) 346-0611