updated: Apr 30, 2013, 4:02 PM
Source: City of Goleta
Seventeen graduates were recognized last Saturday, April 27, for completing the City of Goleta's
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Mayor Roger Aceves presented the graduates
with certificates and Councilmember Ed Easton, a CERT graduate himself, participated in the final drill as
a victim. This is the second class to complete the basic CERT training in 2013.
CERT training prepares community members to become educated in the area of emergency
preparedness. CERT participants are trained to serve as part of neighborhood or workplace response
teams in the event of a major disaster, when emergency services may not be available and when
residents may have to rely on each other for life-saving and life-sustaining needs.
"We are proud to celebrate our newest CERT graduates. Each one of them has now received important
training in preparing for and responding to, major disasters and assisting their families and neighbors,"
said Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Neighborhood Services & Public Safety. "This is the core mission of
CERT and an important priority for the City of Goleta."
For more information, in English or Spanish, please contact Luz Reyes-Martin, Management Analyst in
the Neighborhood Services and Public Safety Department at 961-7558.
Send this picture as a postcard
# # # #
5 comments on this article. Read/Add
# # # #