Activation Plan


The Vista CERT has been trained to assist emergency response personnel following a disaster.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.  Each CERT member has received training in various aspects of emergency response.  CERT members may operate within their scope of training specific to CERT.  If a CERT member is uncomfortable accepting or performing an assignment it is incumbent upon the member to pass that information along.



The primary goal of all CERT operations is safety.  If at any time a CERT member is uncomfortable with an operation they are empowered to stop the operation and reevaluate the situation.  Additionally, CERT members must work in teams of at least two.



It is important to understand that CERT members are able to function as CERT members only after being activated by the Vista Fire Department or the County of San Diego.  The activation of CERT personnel may come in the form of a radio announcement, telephone call, HAM announcement or a sign at the neighborhood fire station.  Without an activation of CERT, personnel are not afforded the liability and insurance coverage provided by the State of California workers compensation fund.    



Vista Fire Stations

Vista Fire Stations by Location


Or view the printable pdf:


Vista Fire Stations Map.