Become a Community Emergency Response Team Volunteer
Everyone needs to be prepared for emergencies. Yucaipa, a few years ago, was threatened with a wildfire disaster; earthquakes are a continuing threat in all of Southern California and a zombie apocalypse at any moment could be right around the corner.
In natural disasters or otherwise in mass casualty events, it is the volunteers that make a crucial difference in recovery time and saving lives because emergency services personnel will be stretched very thin as there are not enough of them to help everyone. Even if you are just saving yourself, family members and neighbors because you are prepared with the knowledge needed to help, you are doing your part. That is why CERT training is such a critical part of being ready for any scenario.
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. CERT trained volunteers are relied upon by first-responders to assist in critical events. In addition to emergency services CERT members are often called upon to assist with community events as added hands and legs and heads for police, fire and other city departments.
The next city of Yucaipa Cert training is coming up. The CERT program training will be held at the LDS Church at 12776 6th Street January 31, February 1, and February 8. Times are as follows:
Friday, Jan 31 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 1 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 8 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in CERT Training.
If you have general questions or are interested in attending a CERT training, please call the City of Yucaipa at 909-797-2489, ext. 221 or email Kim Everts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yucaipa Daily News thanks those who have already volunteered for CERT Training and those who will participate in the future.