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Community Training (CERT)

Post Date:06/27/2017 7:57 AM

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NEWS RELEASE

June 27, 2017

 

Community Emergency Response Team Training

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course is being offered by the City of Santa Maria Fire Department starting Tuesday, August 1st.  CERT volunteers are trained in a variety of emergency preparedness and response roles to assist their families, neighbors, and co-workers whenever there is an emergency or disaster.

 

Residents are a key component to successfully responding to emergencies in our community and minimizing the loss of life and property.  Everyone has a role in making the community safer and to effectively support professional responders.

 

Classes are on successive Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting Monday, August 1st and finishing on August 29th with a drill that brings all elements of the course together in a simulated disaster scenario.  Classes will be held at the Fire Department Classroom, 314 W. Cook Street (behind the fire station) from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. (A minimum of 20 students are required to conduct the course.)

 

Registration and attendance at all classes is required to receive a certificate.  A registration form may be downloaded from the Fire Department website at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/fire-services/community-emergency-response-team-cert. A registration fee of $25 is required to offset the cost of course materials and supplies provided to students.

 

For more information or to register, contact Roy Dugger, Emergency Services Specialist at (805) 925-0951 extension 2334 or rdugger@cityofsantamaria.org.

 

 

Department:                     Fire Department

Contact Person:                Roy Dugger, Emergency Services Specialist

Telephone Number:          (805) 925-0951 ext. 2334

E-mail Address:                rdugger@cityofsantamaria.org

 

 

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