Ventura City Fire announces community emergency response team training

The Ventura City Fire Department invites community members to participate in the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Ventura Fire, in coordination with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), assists residents with disaster preparedness education and training through the CERT program.

The training covers the following topics:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations I and II
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism

The training will be held at Police/Fire Headquarters located at 1425 Dowell Dr. The training will kick off on April 10 and will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 pm and the series will wrap up with a Simulation Skill Review exercise and graduation on Saturday, May 19.

Learn more about the program at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/188/Community-Emergency-Response-Training-CE. Enrollment is limited and classes will be filled on a first-received basis; applicants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Priority registration is given to residents of Ventura and first-time students. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Residents can apply online at: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/FormCenter/Fire-Department-10/Community-Emergency-Response-Team-CERT-T-69. For more information please call 658-4717 or email cert@cityofventura.ca.gov.

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