Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class
The City of Yorba Linda, in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority, the City of Brea, and the City of Placentia, has established a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program to educate people about disaster preparedness.
The Yorba Linda CERT program educates peopleabout disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills. The goal is to provide citizens with the basic skills to protect themselves, their family, and neighbors in the aftermath of a disaster. As a CERT volunteer, you can help by responding to the immediate needs of your neighborhood following an event when professional emergency responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT training is provided using a nationally recognized curriculum approved by FEMA. The course requires 20 hours of training which is composed of hands-on and classroom instruction given by certified professionals in emergency management, as well as authorized fire and police service personnel. All courses must be completed to be considered a graduate of the program. The training is provided free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
The Fall 2018 CERT classes will begin on October 2 thru October 20, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be held at the Yorba Linda Community Center, located at 4501 Casa Loma Ave. in Yorba Linda.
For additional information, please email Mike Ferdig, Emergency Management Coordinator, or call (714) 961-7104.
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