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Posted on: March 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sign Up for CERT Training

Logo that says Placentia CERT with smaller pictures that show earthquake, fire, flood, and wind haza

The City of Placentia will host a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course from May 4th through June 8th. The training will be hosted at the Backs Building, 201 N. Bradford Avenue, on Thursday nights from 5:30 pm—8:30 pm for five weeks. Each night of training will feature a different topic, such as Introduction to Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Disaster Psychology, and Disaster Medical Operations.  

The Placentia Emergency and Health Services Office provides this FEMA-sponsored CERT training to ensure our residents are ready for a large-scale emergency. In addition, CERT training helps develop a city-wide group of citizen volunteers trained and willing to respond to large-scale emergencies in their neighborhoods and throughout the City. Trained members of CERT often assist their neighbors and neighborhoods in many ways, and each person provides invaluable support during large events and emergencies. 

To sustain and increase our level of preparedness, free CERT courses are offered to the public several times a year and provide up to 20 hours of training. Upon completion of the CERT training, each participant will be given the option and resources to further their individual training. 

Click here for more information on the CERT Program. If you are interested in taking the next CERT course, please contact (714) 993-8214 or email Let’s all do our part to be #ReadyPlacentia!

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