Mayor Roger Aceves presented the graduates with certificates and Councilmember Ed Easton, a CERT graduate himself, participated in the final drill as a victim. This is the second class to complete the basic CERT training in 2013.
CERT training prepares community members to become educated in the area of emergency preparedness. CERT participants are trained to serve as part of neighborhood or workplace response teams in the event of a major disaster, when emergency services may not be available and when residents may have to rely on each other for life-saving and life-sustaining needs.
“We are proud to celebrate our newest CERT graduates. Each one of them has now received important training in preparing for and responding to, major disasters and assisting their families and neighbors,” said Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Neighborhood Services & Public Safety. “This is the core mission of CERT and an important priority for the City of Goleta.”
For more information, in English or Spanish, please contact Luz Reyes-Martin, Management Analyst in the Neighborhood Services and Public Safety Department at 961-7558.