July 2019
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There’s a Lot to Learn from BERT (Business Emergency Response Team)

Learn to protect your business, your employees, and yourself.


Rancho Cucamonga’s Fire Protection District now offers the Business Emergency Resiliency Training (BERT) program. This unique offering is specific to local businesses and draws inspiration from the success of the Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) training for individuals and families.

The six-course BERT curriculum prepares businesses and employees for all stages of an emergency, especially recovery. Program classes are free and offered every other month throughout the year.

Each session is available as a stand-alone preparedness course and the entire series offers comprehensive training in: disaster business operations, employee preparedness, fire safety, emergency planning, exercise planning, and crime awareness. Local businesses that complete all six courses and fulfill additional requirements earn City recognition at a City Council meeting, including an official ReadyRC designation.


The BERT program is a massive success with approximately 375 businesses and their employees having received the training since 2015. Your participation in the program will have a positive impact in building community preparedness and resiliency as businesses can help each other in a time of disaster. If you are interested in the program and have additional questions, call (909) 774-3020. To register for the next class, visit RCFD.eventbrite.com.