What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is underway. On February 4, 2020, the City kicked off the year’s first CERT Training Course which will run through March. CERT Training is free and designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using the 24 hours of training in this class to save lives and protect property. 

CERT training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim. Last October, CERT graduates participated in a countywide training drill. View the video here to get a first-hand look at what CERT course participants learn.

If you are interested in taking the City’s next CERT training, add your name to our waitlist and be the first to know about future courses. Learn more about CERT here: https://tinyurl.com/GoletaCERT. For questions email CERT@cityofgoleta.org.