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South San Luis Obispo County CERT Program


The South San Luis Obispo County CERT Program is a regional CERT program established in 2019, with the primary goal of preparing the local citizens to help themselves and their neighbors in a disaster by offering the FEMA recognized training in disaster planning/emergency preparedness classes. 

The So SLO Co CERT Program, in concert with local, state and federal agencies, serves as a mentoring and resource asset for local citizens and other CERT teams and programs. We cover the entire South County; Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande and Nipomo. 

We are proudly sponsored by the CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo County Department who provides fire protection and emergency response services for the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, California as well as the communities of Los Osos, Pismo Beach, and Avila Beach. We are grateful for their dedication to fire service and emergency management arenas and for those who donate their time to assist in the education efforts of CERT programs throughout the San Luis Obispo County.

The So SLO Co CERT Program relies solely upon corporate sponsors, individual donations and course fees for its operating expenses.



Chief Scotty Jalbert

Cal Fire Unit Chief, CAL Fire / SLO County Fire Department


Avila Beach through Nipomo


Recognized by FEMA and CA Volunteers February 2019

Station 20, Nipomo California, August 2019


Preparing the individual and the South SLO County Community to respond to, and recover from a disaster.


Provide education, training, certification, and continuing education to volunteers of South SLO County Community. We shall prepare volunteers to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. 

SLO Regional CERT


The San Luis Obispo Regional CERT is a nonprofit organization that helps create, support, and maintain CERT programs within San Luis Obispo County, CA.


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