The Almaden Valley Community Emergency Response Team is a FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) trained CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for the
Almaden Valley in the City of San Jose . Our mission is to help our neighbors during a disaster
when the local fire and police are overwhelmed with hundreds of emergency calls.
The goals of CERT are:
- To promote household self-sufficiency
- To promote community self-sufficiency; and
- To organize for effective emergency response by coordinating the efforts of paid and
The motto of CERT is "To do the most good for the most people" in the event of a disaster."