Free CERT training

by Joe Morelli, Fire Marshal

Ventura City Fire Department Offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to residents: As residents, you serve a critical role in emergency response operations whether it is preserving lives, protecting property, or providing other essential services to the community. The Ventura City Fire Department would like to invite you join our Community Emergency Response Training Program beginning Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The training sessions provide an excellent opportunity to meet and work with other city staff and members of the community.

With the use of grant monies, we were fortunate to hire an experienced outside trainer who makes the classes fun and informative. The topics covered include:

        Disaster/emergency preparedness

        Fire safety and suppression

        Disaster medical (treatment and triage evaluation)

        Light search and rescue

        Organizing/managing a CERT team

        Disaster psychology

        Terrorism and CERT

Training is limited to 60 people and will be held on 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., beginning March 6, 2019, please note: the last class will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00-9:00pm and all classes will be held at Police/Fire Headquarters, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura. A final exercise will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, providing students the opportunity to work in multiple groups on common disaster problems.

Please contact Kris Edwards at 805-658-4717 or if you are interested in joining us. We hope to see you there!

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