Be Prepared in a Disaster – Become CERTified!

Do you want to be better prepared to help during a disaster? Then join the City of Goleta as we kick-off our next CERT Training class.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Goleta CERT Training Class:
February 8 – April 5, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Avenue
*Participants must attend all eight classes.

For those that have already taken the basic CERT training class, but want to learn more, sign up for our Advanced CERT Training on Traffic & Crowd Control Management. This class will be held Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Goleta City Hall Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B.).

To sign up for either course contact Anthony Rodriguez at or 805-961-7571.

Photo: San Marcos High School’s first graduating teen CERT class, January 2017.