CERT Training

CERT Training

This six week course for the City of Moorpark Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is aimed at teaching residents how to help their families and neighbors during a disaster. Participants must be 18 years of age or over.

Classes are typically held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on six consecutive Thursdays with one Final from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Saturday following the last Thursday. The training, which is offered at no charge, is sponsored by the City of Moorpark and the Ventura County Fire Department.  Upon completion of all 7 classes, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Class Schedule and Registration

The 2020 CERT training scheduled to begin Thursday, March 5 is full.  Please check back to see when the next training is scheduled.

On March 12, 2020, the 2020 CERT training was canceled until further notice.  Please check back for updates.  Thank you.

Program Topics

The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard, emergency preparedness training. In CERT, attendees learn a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own.

Topics covered during the classes will include:

  • CERT and terrorism
  • CERT organization
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster psychology
  • Fire safety
  • Sight search and rescue operations

Contact Mackenzie Douglass at 805-517-6241 for additional information.