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Preparing for potential emergencies and disasters

Participants of response training can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Emergency response trained citizens are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

The Aware & Prepare Initiative currently supports training by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and Listos. Listos is one of the first emergency response training efforts taught entirely in Spanish, and is a great stepping stone to Spanish CERT.

Below are CERT programs offered throughout the County:

  • Fire Services Training Institute CERT
  • City of Santa Maria Fire Department CERT
  • City of Carpinteria CERT
  • City of Lompoc Fire Department CERT
  • City of Goleta CERT
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Department CERT
  • City of Santa Barbara CERT
  • UCSB/Isla Vista CERT
  • Advanced CERT
  • Spanish CERT