New Year’s Resolution: Take CERT Training for Disaster Preparedness

Update: December 21, 2018: The basic CERT training courses in English and Spanish have been cancelled. Future dates will be available at  The advanced training classes are still happening.

Start off the new year by learning how to be better prepared in a disaster. Sign up for the City’s FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Mondays in January and February. The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their neighborhood 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:
Mondays, January 7 – February 25, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue)
*Participants must attend all eight classes.

The CERT training course will also be offered in Spanish on Wednesdays, January 30 – March 20, 2019.

For those who already have CERT training, there will be an Advanced CERT Training course on Psychological First Aid January 10 & 11 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The class is also offered in Spanish January 17 & 18.

Information and registration for all CERT classes is available at Questions? Contact Anthony Rodriguez at (805) 961-7571 or