Camarillo: New CERT Training begins on September 9

symptoms arial,sans-serif;”>The Camarillo Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) begins another series of classes on Wednesday, September 9, at the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) Training Center at Camarillo Airport. All area residents at least 18 years of age are invited and encouraged to participate in this valuable free program.

CERT is taught by Ventura County firefighters. Instruction includes triage, first aid, extinguishing fires, search and rescue, cribbing (to remove injured persons from beneath heavy objects), terrorism response, and more. During emergencies, fire and law enforcement personnel may request the services of CERT-trained residents.

The upcoming course is on Wednesday evenings from September 9 – October 14, at 6:30. The final field course (photo below) will be held on Saturday, October 17.

Everyone who participates in CERT training receives a backpack with the course manual, vest, field gloves, helmet, goggles, flashlight, and a Camarillo CERT T-shirt. Since CERT is funded by the Department of Homeland Security, training and materials are provided to participants at no charge.

If you would like to register for the CERT course, please contact Heidi Zahrt at 383-5688, or at [email protected]

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