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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Laguna Beach Police Department is excited to announce registration for the  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course. A Community Emergency Response Team is an organized and trained group of volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. 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 topics:

Disaster Preparedness Fire Safety
Disaster Medical Operations Light Search and Rescue CERT Organization Disaster Psychology CERT and Terrorism Traffic Control and Scene Management

Training will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Classes will meet one day a week for six consecutive weeks from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., followed by one Saturday morning exercise. Mandatory attendance is required at all classes. 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 October 24, 2012 (LBPD reserves the right to refuse admittance into this program).

To register please fill out the online registration form at www.lagunabeachcity.net and email it to
Jordan Villwock, CERT Coordinator, jvillwock@lagunabeachcity.net