Public Safety Volunteer Programs

Temple City Emergency Radio Team (TCERT)

The Temple City Emergency Radio Team (TCERT) program is a volunteer organization that is part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Disaster Communications Service (DCS) that provides volunteer disaster relief communications for the citizens of Los Angeles County.  Amateur radio  operators  donate  their time and  equipment  in  performing  radio

operations in the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  TCERT members also assist with local and county wide events such as the Camellia Festival and Parade and the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race.

DCS members have assisted with several events and disasters.  In the Northridge Earthquake (1994), members provided auxiliary communications between County Departments and City Governments, and at the same time provided backup communications for Fire, Police, Paramedic, Medical and other agencies that do not share common communications.

The City provides uniforms and basic supplies and equipment to members of the RSVP and TCERT programs.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

continuous training with local Police, Sheriff and Fire Departments.  CERT members are able to assist Emergency Services personnel in the event of a disaster.


To become an RSVP or TCERT member you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Be in good physical health - applicants will be required to pass a medical examination.

  • Pass a Sheriff's Department background investigation.

  • Possess a valid Class "C" driver's license issued by the State of California and provide certificate of current automobile insurance.

  • Possess a valid FCC amateur radio operators license (TCERT only)

  • Must be approved for membership by the Public Safety Officer.

Applications must be complete and clearly indicate the applicant meets the minimum membership criteria.  All statements made on the application are subject to verification.  False statements shall be cause for disqualification.

Applications and additional information for the TCERT or CERT programs may be obtained from the Community Development Department in City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780, by calling (626) 285-2171 or by e-mailing Public Safety Officer Bryan Ariizumi at


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