Are You Prepared to Help Your Neighborhood?

The Goleta Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program is in full swing for 2014!  This program trains local volunteers basic emergency skills. These trained volunteers are then able to help those around them in the event of a widespread, full-scale emergency when first-responders may not be available.

The City started the year off with a CERT refresher course in January. This course was for graduates of basic CERT instruction and was offered in English and Spanish. Included was a brief course review presentation and some hands-on skills review. This was a great opportunity for our Goleta CERTs to get to know each other and refresh skills they learned in the basic CERT class.

The second annual Spanish CERT class began in late March. This 8-week class provides emergency preparedness training in Spanish. The City is thrilled to continue offering this course to our Spanish-speaking residents.

We are actively planning the next basic CERT class in English. If you are interested in participating, please contact Luz Reyes-Martin at or at 961-7558 in order to be notified when the next class is scheduled.