Open Enrollment for the Simi Valley Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Academy is Going on Right Now

The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Academy is a great way to learn how to become better prepared for earthquakes, brush fires, and all kinds of other emergencies. The goal of CERT is to provide residents with the most comprehensive preparedness training and teach useful skills through hands-on activities in an “Academy” format.

The CERT Academy is FREE to Simi Valley residents’ 18-years and older and will meet one night a week for six-weeks beginning on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 and ending on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The curriculum is presented by Ventura County Fire Department personnel and is held at the City’s Emergency Operation Center. A Disaster Simulation will wrap-up the training on Saturday, April 18, 2020 and is followed by the presentation of certificates of completion to all CERT Graduates at the City Council meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020.

The CERT Academy is open for enrollment NOW. The next a cademy will be offered in the fall of 2020. To enroll online visit: or contact the City of Simi Valley Office of Emergency Services at [email protected].

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