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Jan 23

Already CERT trained or want to be?

CERT LogoAlready trained? Then please get actively involved in Jurupa Citizen Corps and encourage your friends and neighbors to get CERT trained as well!  We are deploying PODs of disaster supplies in Eastvale and Jurupa Valley that include things like triage kits and tarps, stretchers, and supplemental search and rescue equipment to be used by CERT trained volunteers in responding to disasters.  By becoming involved in Citizen Corps you can meet other CERT-trained volunteers, get involved in community outreach and education, and become a member of a response team near you.

Why get trained?  With more than 53,000 residents in Eastvale and more than 90,000 residents in Jurupa Valley we need hundreds of people in each community trained as volunteer emergency responders if we hope to be able to meet the needs of our communities in the wake of a major quake.  (We currently have a few dozen.)  Those needing trained volunteer emergency responder help may be you and the people you love.

Want  to be trained? Riverside County Office of Emergency Services (OES) schedules CERT training classes throughout the year.  Visit www.RivCoCERT.org for the latest dates and locations.  If the county’s schedule doesn’t work for you, check the web sites for the cities of Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Murietta.  These classes are FEMA grant funded so are free to participants and open to anyone over 18 years of age. Want to know more about CERT training and where and when clases will be held?  Just click on the CERT tab for a description of what is involved in the training and then on the Training Class Schedule under the tab for dates, times, and locations.