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

The City of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Police Department, and the West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team will be hosting a CERT training class beginning in September 2022.

West County CERT is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, and the attached communities. CERT educates people in disaster preparedness for events that may impact their area and provides basic disaster response skills. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in projects in their community.

The 20-hour FEMA-approved course includes training in Disaster Preparedness, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, Team Organization and Emotional First Aid.

Training will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base – Building 244, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. The training schedule will be comprised of two weekend training sessions:

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday, October 7, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

For more information or to register please email [email protected] or call (714) 229-6625.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.