Who are local sponsoring organizations?

CERT programs are required to be sponsored by a local government agency. This role is usually filled by the local jurisdictions emergency management department, fire department, or local law enforcement agency.  In most cases, sponsorship includes all aspects of the program—funding and administration, conducting training, organizing the teams, setting policy for how team members will be activated, etc.


City of Riverside CERT Program

Peter Sellas, Emergency Services Coordinator

3085 St. Lawrence Street

Riverside, CA 92504

(951) 320-8104


City of Moreno Valley CERT Program

Andrew Cheng, Program Specialist

22870 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos

P.O. Box 88005

Moreno Valley, CA 92552

(951) 413-3800


City of Corona CERT Program

Gina Moran-McGough, Emergency Services Coordinator 

Corona Fire Department

735 Public Safety Way 

Corona, CA 92880

(951) 736-2458 



City of Norco

Richard Owens, Battalion Chief


3902 Hillside Avenue
Norco, CA  92860

(951)737-8097 ext.4706



City of Eastvale CERT Program

Crystal Adams, Senior Management Analyst

12363 Limonite Ave., Ste. 910

Eastvale, CA 91752

(951) 703-4412



City of Jurupa Valley

Terri Rollings, Assistant to City Manager/PIO

8930 Limonite

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

(951) 332-6464



City of Temecula CERT Program

Dennis Murphy, Fire Captain


30650 Pauba Rd

Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 712-3383



Murrieta Fire Department CERT Program

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Murrieta Fire Department

41825 Juniper Street

Murrieta, CA 92562

(951) 461-6158


City of Wildomar CERT Program

Les Chapman, Public Works

23873 Clinton Keith Rd Ste. 201

Wildomar, CA 92595

(951) 677-7751 x206

City of Lake Elsinore CERT Program

Rick De Santiago, Emergency Services
521 N. Langstaff St
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 674-5170 ext. 291
(951) 471-1251

City of Canyon Lake CERT Program

Nancy Carroll, Chairman

Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee

30301 White Cove Court

Canyon Lake, CA 92587

(951) 244-8230


City of Menifee CERT Program

Samantha Rodriguez, Public Works

29844 Haun Road

Menifee, CA 92586

(951) 723-3784


City of Perris CERT Program

David Martinez

135 North

Perris, CA 92570

(951) 443-1029 ext. 298


City of Hemet CERT Program

510 E. Florida Ave
Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 765-2451
(951) 765-3170

City of San Jacinto CERT Program

595 S San Jacinto Ave.

San Jacinto, CA 92583

(951) 487-7386

(951) 487-7382

City of Beaumont CERT Program

Beaumont Police Dept.
550 EAST 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223

(951) 572-3227

Idyllwild Fire Protection District CERT Program

54160 Maranatha Drive
PO Box 656
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 659-2153


City of Coachella CERT Program

George Torres

53462 Enterprise Way

Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 501-8100


Palm Springs Fire Department CERT Program

Daniel Deselms, Emergency Management Coordinator

300 N. El Cielo Road

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 323-8181


City of Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Fire Department

65958 Pierson Blvd

Desert Hot Springs, CA

City of Rancho Mirage CERT Program

Brian Kephart,  Emergency Services Coordinator

69-825 Highway 111,

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone: 760-770-3220 Ext. 296


Cathedral City CERT Program

John Muhr, Battalion Chief
Cathedral City Fire Department
32100 Desert Vista Rd
Cathedral City , CA 92234

(760) 770-8200

City of Indio CERT Program

Dennis Day, Emergency Services Coordinator
45222 Towne Street

Indio, CA 92201

(760) 541-4459 (phone)


City of La Quinta CERT Program

Zander Johnston, Emergency Services Coordinador
78-495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253

(760) 777-7158


City of Palm Desert CERT Program

Greg Papazian, Emergency Services Coordinator

73-510 Fred Waring Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260 

(760) 346-0611



City of Blythe, Palo Verde CERT Program

CERT Incident Commander
PO Box 1225
Blythe, CA 92226


 Citizen Corps Councils have been established in the City of Temecula, City of Lake Elsinore and the City of Jurupa Valley.