Register for Community Emergency Response Team Academy today

The City is now accepting applications for its new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy that begins on August 11.

The City of Aliso Viejo is teaming up with the cities of Dana Point and Laguna Niguel along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority to host the free academy designed to prepare people for a disaster. During the free 8-week course, participants learn about disaster preparedness; how to build emergency kits; fire safety and suppression; medical operations; light search & rescue; disaster psychology; terrorism; and more.

The course is open to adults and teenagers (attending with a parent) who live in Aliso Viejo, Dana Point and Laguna Niguel. The academy takes place Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through September 22, with a final Saturday class held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on September 24.
The academy’s benefits are endless: It increases disaster readiness, provides skills people can use in day-to-day emergencies, enhances the bond between government and community and increases community spirit.

Class size is limited, so residents are encouraged to sign up early.

For more information, a class schedule and application, contact Sarah Barker at

Posted in 2016, eNews.