Victorville, Calif. – The City of Victorville and the San Bernardino County Fire Department have joined forces to offer free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training.
This 20-hour course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays – Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 in Conference Room D at Victorville City Hall.
CERT educates people about disaster preparedness and provides basic disaster response skills. Using the skills they learn, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace, following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available. CERT members are encouraged to support their communities by taking a more active role during man-made or natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially recognized CERT as an important part of a community’s disaster preparedness and readiness.
The 20-hour, FEMA approved course provides training in Disaster Preparedness, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, and much more.
Individuals from throughout the Victor Valley who are 18 and older are encouraged to attend. Those who are 16 or 17 years of age may attend with a parent or guardian.
Advance registration is required by Jan. 19. Register online at: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3302447/CERT-Basic-Training-Class or contact Dana Wellborn, Emergency Services Coordinator at (760) 955-5232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.