Carlsbad residents interested in joining the 2019 Community Emergency Response Team are invited to attend an information session Monday, Jan. 7. CERT volunteers receive 24 hours of free emergency preparedness and response training including fire safety, disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue. Once trained, they support the city's emergency preparedness efforts and are deployed during emergencies to help their neighbors and the community.
Monday Jan. 7 6:30 p.m. City of Carlsbad Safety Center 2560 Orion Way
You must attend the information session to be considered.
Those selected to participate in the CERT Academy must complete a Live Scan background check and medical evaluation signed by a doctor prior to the start of the academy.
Carlsbad CERT Academy training begins Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and runs for 10 weeks. Class size is limited. Team members must be Carlsbad residents and 18 years old or older.
According to City of Carlsbad Emergency Preparedness Manager, David Harrison, CERT volunteers played an important role in the response to the Poinsettia Fire in May 2014 and the Lilac Fire in December 2017, performing a variety of support activities in the city’s Emergency Operations Center and at temporary evacuation points and shelters.