Community Programs

There are a number of specialized volunteer programs within the Pasadena Fire Department that you can become involved in. We invite you to learn more about some of these specialized programs.

Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Map Your Neighborhood

The Map Your Neighborhood Program (MYN) is a program created to empower residents to be self-sufficient during a disaster and design a plan for responding to disaster situations on their block and improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level.

Auxiliary Communications Service

The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is a licensed amateur radio communications service which, when authorized by the Pasadena Fire Department, has the capacity to provide reliable disaster assessment information to the Pasadena Emergency Operations Center from designated Disaster Information Sites.

Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT)

PORT’s goal is to identify individuals impacted by chronic homelessness and, through supportive services and case management, assist them in moving off the streets into permanent housing.

PORT is a street-based approach that engages, assesses, serves and provides links to housing opportunities for those experiencing chronic homelessness, severe mental illness, substance use disorders, physical disabilities and complex chronic health conditions. The PORT team is comprised of a case manager (social worker), public health nurse, firefighter, and an outreach worker from Union Station Homeless Services. Since its inception in late 2018, PORT has enrolled 107 individuals, ranging from ages 20-79.

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