Ventura City Fire Department offering Community Emergency Response Training

by Joe Morelli, Fire Marshal

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 to join their Community Emergency Response Training Program (CERT)beginning Tuesday, October 1, 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, the department was 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 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and all classes will be held at Police/Fire Headquarters, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura. A final exercise will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019, providing students the opportunity to work in multiple groups on common disaster problems.

Please submit your application online at and contact Kris Edwards at 805-658-4717 or [email protected] with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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