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Goleta CERT Spanish Training
updated: Jul 09, 2014, 10:47 AM

Source: City of Goleta

Goleta Leads the Way with Spanish "Train-the-Trainer" Course

The City of Goleta hosted the first Spanish CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Train-the-Trainer session this summer. This was the first Spanish CERT Train-the-Trainer in California and the first in the nation. After the three-day training, 38 participants received Spanish CERT instructor certification.

"The City is proud to be leading the way in emergency response training. By providing this course to train the people who will train others, we are growing a larger pool of volunteers who are available to help in an emergency. With the large number of Spanish-speakers in Goleta, providing training in Spanish is important for our community as a whole," said Vyto Adomaitis, Director of Neighborhood Services and Public Safety.

Having more available instructors will allow for more Spanish CERT classes to be taught countywide. Goleta now has a larger pool of instructors that can teach Spanish CERT. As a result, more City residents will:

  • Become knowledgeable on the risks facing the community
  • Learn how to provide basic first aid and medical triage
  • Practice how to put out small fires
  • Learn how to conduct light search and rescue
  • And understand team organization techniques

    The availability of a higher number of CERT volunteers will increase community safety by having more of the population prepared for times of emergency and disaster.

    For more information about Goleta CERT, please contact Luz Reyes-Martin at lreyesmartin@cityofgoleta.org . To register for updates on the CERT program, visit: public.govdelivery.com

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