Moorpark is now accepting applications for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.
The CERT classes will be on three consecutive Saturdays: October 19, October 26, and November 2, 2013 and run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes for 10/19 and 10/26 will be held in the EOC room at the Moorpark Police Services Center, 610 Spring Road, Moorpark. The final class on 11/2 will be held at the Ventura County Fire Department Regional Training Center, classroom 5, at the Camarillo airport.
CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away, and, in 95 percent of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene.
By becoming trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and property. Under the direction of local emergency responders, CERT teams help provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims, providing damage assessment information, and organizing other volunteers at a disaster site. The role of a CERT volunteer is to help others until emergency personnel arrive.
CERT teams also help the community year-round by helping with community emergency plans, neighborhood exercises, preparedness outreach and fire safety education.
The Emergency Management Division of the City of Moorpark and the Ventura County Fire Department coordinate the CERT program and training takes about 20 hours to complete. Moorpark CERT is now accepting applications from those who may be interested in becoming CERT Teams. Applications are available on the City website: www.moorparkca.gov.
If you would like additional information please contact:
Teri Davis at 805 517-6241, email@example.com or or John Brand at 805 517-6248, firstname.lastname@example.org