The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about how to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster, including hazards that may impact the area where we live. Participants learn basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster first aid and triage.
After the training, CERT members first secure their own home and family, and then may assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support local emergency response by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects in their own homes and in the community.
Ventura County Fire Department in coordination with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) provide residents with this free training. More information about the Ventura County CERT program can be found at this website: http://vcfd.org/CERT.
UPCOMING TRAINING BEGINS February 7th, 2018
NOTE: The Camarillo CERT Class is full at this time, however we are still accepting names for the waiting list, in case someone cancels. Please provide your information below and we will contact you if space for more participants opens prior to the class starting. Thank you.
DATES: Wednesday evenings 6pm to 9:30, February 7 through March 14th and the final day is Saturday, March 17th.
LOCATION: Ventura County Fire Department Regional Training Center (RTC) 102 Durley Ave, room 6.
Thank you for your interest. Please feel free to contact Heidi Zahrt with questions any time. Hzahrt@cityofcamarillo.org or 383-5688
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To register for this CERT training please fill out the following form.