Emergency Operations

West County CERT is holding a basic training course in March at the Joint Forces Training Base. This is a golden opportunity to find out more about CERT and prepare yourself and family for an emergency event. The CERT Basic Training course covers disaster response skills, such as basic fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations and emotional first aid. Using the classroom and practical exercise training CERT members are better able to assist their family, neighborhood or workplace following an event when first responders (paramedics, fire, and police) are not immediately available to help.

Course Dates:
Friday, March 16           6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.  *
Saturday, March 17      8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.  *
Friday, March 23           6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. *
Saturday, March 24      8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *

*Four days = one class
There is no charge for the course
and is open to anyone 18 years or older; 16+ with parent or guardian permission; 14+ with parent or guardian participation.
SIGN UP at: 
westcountycertacademy@gmail.com
Questions 562-972-0006 Jeanette Vella

West County CERT: West County CERT is a community oriented disaster preparation program for residents of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Westminster: For additional information visit:https://westcountycert.com
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in the neighborhood and workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Keep Informed - Subscribe to www.AlertOC.com. AlertOC is a mass notification system to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events. 

Are You Prepared for the Next Emergency? In a disaster or emergency, you probably won’t be able to shop for the supplies you need.  Visit https://www.earthquakecountry.org/sevensteps for preparedness information.

Westminster Cooling Center During high temperature weather conditions, it is important to stay hydrated and cool.  The Westminster Senior Center serves as the City Cooling Center located at 8200 Westminster Blvd.  Call 714-895-2878 for hours of operation.

Westminster Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) volunteers are trained to provide voice, video and data communications during emergencies or events using their own equipment on County VHF and UHF repeaters and simplex frequencies. When activated Westminster RACES
provides emergency communication support to the City of Westminster. For additional information contact the following: Chi Nguyen, Chief Radio Officer, 
chinguyen@yahoo.com