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Fire department offers emergency training program

COAST CITIES — Would you like to be the one who makes a difference?
Six training spots are available for the October Encinitas Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, Academy.  
The Encinitas Fire Department trains two classes per year with a maximum student level of 25 per class. The program is currently free of charge to Encinitas residents or anyone who works in Encinitas. 
If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional First Responders, CERT members can assist by applying the basic response, medical and organizational skills learned during training. The skills also apply to daily emergencies.
Completion of the academy includes responding to a mock emergency drill with other agencies. Upon successful completion of the 12-category training, volunteers receive CERT designation through the Office of Emergency Services, certification from the city and CERT equipment.
Visit to sign up for a training spot.