Community Emergency Response Team

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an organized and trained group of volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. The Laguna Beach Police Department is offering CERT training to its residents and businesses beginning Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Classes will then meet weekly on Wednesdays (see schedule below) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., followed by one Saturday morning exercise, May 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must attend all training dates, absences are not allowed.

To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 (LBPD reserves the right to refuse admittance into this program).

The CERT program consists of 25 hours of classroom and hands-on training. It concludes with an exercise drill to apply the skills and knowledge obtained during the classroom sessions. Training includes the following subjects:

·        Disaster Preparedness

·        Fire Safety

·        Disaster Medical Operations

·        Light Search and Rescue

·        CERT Organization

·        Disaster Psychology

·        CERT and Terrorism

·        Traffic Control and Scene Management

Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to join the City of Laguna Beach CERT.  If and when a disaster strikes, CERT volunteers take action by:

·        Checking on neighbors

·        Suppressing small fires

·        Conducting light urban search and rescue

·        Providing emergency first aid and comfort

·        Helping to organize and direct spontaneous volunteers

When disaster strikes…will you be ready?

To register fill out the online registration form and email it to
Jordan Villwock, Emergency Management Coordinator,
jvillwock@lagunabeachcity.net,
or drop it off in person at the Police Department by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014


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2014 CERT CERT Course Schedule

Orientation, Disaster Preparedness, CERT Organization

Session 1

Unit 1

Unit 2A

Wednesday

03/19/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Communications, Terrorism Awareness, Disaster Psychology

Session 2

Unit 7

Unit 8

Wednesday

03/26/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Light Search & Rescue Operations

Session 3

Wednesday
4/2/2014
6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Fire Suppression Part I & II

 

Session 5

Unit 6
Unit 2B

Wednesday

4/9/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Disaster Medical Operations I

Session 4

Unit 6

Unit 2B

Wednesday

4/16/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Disaster Medical Operations II

Session 6
Unit 4

Wednesday

4/23/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Traffic Control & Scene Management

Session 7

Wednesday

4/30/2014

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Disaster Drill Graduation

Session 8
Unit 9

Saturday
5/3/2014
9:00am to 1:00pm