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Thousand Oaks City Council postpones decision on exclusive franchise solid waste agreements

Thousand Oaks City Council postpones decision on exclusive franchise solid waste agreements

By Michael Hernandez   THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council decided on Tuesday to adopt a suggestion by City Manager Andrew Powers to postpone a decision until January 28th on whether to approve exclusive franchise solid waste agreements worth $20 million per year for USA Waste of California, Inc. (a Waste Management Company) and Newbury Disposal Company […]

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City of Oxnard Offers Free Disaster Training Beginning October 9th

City of Oxnard Offers Free Disaster Training Beginning October 9th

OXNARD, Calif. – The Oxnard Fire Department will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training series beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9. The series consists of six classes and a final exercise, and combines classroom instruction with hands-on training. CERT training teaches residents how to be self-sufficient and assist their families and neighbors during large scale […]

Become An Emergency Response Volunteer in Camarillo

Become An Emergency Response Volunteer in Camarillo

Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo invites the community to attend a Volunteers Open House on Wednesday, May 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Camarillo Public Library.  Community members are invited to learn about the numerous opportunities to volunteer with emergency preparedness and response groups in the area. Representatives from the […]

40 Oxnard Residents Graduate from CERT Academy

40 Oxnard Residents Graduate from CERT Academy

OXNARD, Calif. – On Saturday, November 17th, forty local citizens participated in the emergency response to a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Oxnard causing fires, gas leaks, and injured many victims trapped in damaged buildings. Even though this was only a drill it felt all too real to the members of Oxnard CERT Class 18-2. […]

Join The City’s Office Of Emergency Services As They Mark The Commencement Of The 60TH CERT Academy In Simi Valley!

Join The City’s Office Of Emergency Services As They Mark The Commencement Of The 60TH CERT Academy In Simi Valley!

Over 60 people have already enrolled in this very popular and important training course! Don’t miss out! Don’t be the only one in your neighborhood who’s not prepared when the next earthquake, brush fire, flood or other major emergency happens in Simi Valley. Enroll online today! (www.simivalley.org/CERT) In the CERT Academy, you’ll learn; basic response […]

Oxnard Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training February 8th – March 17th- in SPANISH ONLY

Oxnard Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training February 8th – March 17th- in SPANISH ONLY

This class will be in Spanish only/ Esta clase sólo estará en Español (English classes next time). Entrenamiento para Equipo Comunitario de Repuesta a las Emergencias (CERT) 8 de Febrero – 17 de Marzo, 2018 El Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Oxnard está gustoso en ofrecer entrenamiento para el Equipo Comunitario de Repuesta a […]

Enrollment for Simi Valley Community Emergency Response Training “CERT” Academy is Going on Right Now

Enrollment for Simi Valley Community Emergency Response Training “CERT” Academy is Going on Right Now

Do you feel like the 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico was a little too close for comfort? Did you watch the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma? Are you and your family prepared to be on your own for 3-5 days (or more) following a catastrophic event like the ones we’ve just mentioned? Chances […]

Simi Valley: 2017 National Preparedness Month – Week 2 Theme: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Simi Valley: 2017 National Preparedness Month – Week 2 Theme: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Across-the-board preparedness requires the whole community to participate. FEMA, along with emergency management agencies, and every level of government, places tremendous importance on the local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” approach. Neighbors Helping Neighbors encourages community members to get involved in their community and to take simple steps to become more prepared.  Forty-six percent of individuals in […]

Camarillo: New CERT Training begins on September 12th

Camarillo: New CERT Training begins on September 12th

Camarillo’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) begins another series of classes on Tuesday, September 12; CERT classes are held at the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) training center at Camarillo Airport.  All area residents who are at least 18 years of age are invited to participate in this valuable free program.   CERT is taught by […]

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