15. October 2020 - 1:30
City of Simi Valley - Emergency Operations Center
United StatesSimi Valley3901 Alamo Street

Fall - Simi Valley Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Academy, City of Simi Valley - Emergency Operations Center, Thursday, 15. October 2020

The CERT Academy teaches basic disaster preparedness & response skills, extinguishing small fires, light search and rescue, team organization, and the medical do’s & don’ts in a disaster environment. Using the information learned in the classroom and during hands-on exercises, students will discover how to assist family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an emergency when professional responders are often not immediately available.


The CERT Academy is free of charge! Anyone 18 years or older, who lives or works in Simi Valley is eligible to participate. Each participant will receive a student workbook, a CERT start-up kit (helmet, work gloves, vest, safety goggles and flashlight) and a certificate upon completion of the entire course. Classes are held on a weeknight evening for six (6) consecutive weeks from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the City’s Emergency Operations Center. A one-day disaster simulation wraps up the course on the last day the class meets, which is a Saturday. The schedule for the Winter 2020 CERT Academy is here:


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Disaster Preparedness 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Fire Safety/Suppression 


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Disaster Medical – Part One 


Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - Disaster Medical – Part Two 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Light Search & Rescue 


Wednesday, November 14, 2020 - Terrorism Awareness/Disaster Psychology 


Saturday, November 16, 2020 - CERT & the Incident Command System/Disaster Simulation


Monday, November 23, 2020 - Graduation 6-8 P.M.


CERT Academy Graduates who've completed the entire course will receive a certificate of completion and be invited to attend a public recognition ceremony held during the Simi Valley City Council Meeting on the Monday evening immediately following the Saturday Disaster Simulation class. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.




The CERT Academy curriculum is available to community members in Simi Valley due to a long standing partnership between the City of Simi Valley and the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). VCFD provides instructors and the master calendar https://vcfd.org/about-vcfd/our-calendar#year=2020&month=3&day=1&view=month for CERT academies throughout Ventura County, while each City Jurisdiction provides the training venue and manages local administration of the academy for their community. The CERT Academy is partially funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Thursday, 15. October 2020, City of Simi Valley - Emergency Operations Center, Fall - Simi Valley Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Academy

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