Northwest Orange County residents have an opportunity to register for a new emergency preparedness training class hosted by West Orange County CERT.

CERT Training postponed

The Cities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster had scheduled a 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training academy at JFTB-Los Alamitos on January 21-29, 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing this academy to a future date, which is to be determined.

The CDC recommends limiting close contact and avoiding crowds as much as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. By postponing this non-essential gathering, we can reduce the risk to CERT participants and allow cities and emergency agencies to focus on their primary response missions.

We sincerely thank the Joint Forces Training Base, along with all who had expressed interest in this course. We could not conduct this high quality training academy and exercise without the help of our sponsoring cities, response agencies, instructors, and the volunteer members and leaders of our CERT Team.

Please check the CERT website to determine the new CERT academy dates at For up to date information about coronavirus prevention, please visit

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This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.