Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Contact :Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator    949-497-0389

The Laguna Beach Police Department in collaboration with the Laguna Beach Fire Department is excited to announce registration for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course. A Community Emergency Response Team is an organized and trained group of volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. The CERT program consists of 25 hours of classroom and hands on training and it concludes with an exercise drill to apply the skills and knowledge obtained during the classroom sessions. Training includes the following topics:

Disaster Preparedness                                   

Fire Safety                 

Disaster Medical Operations                         

Light Search and Rescue             

CERT Organization                                      

Disaster Psychology                     

CERT and Terrorism                                 

Traffic Control and Scene Management

Training will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Classes will then meet weekly from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., including two Saturday morning meetings. The final exercise/drill takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Mandatory attendance is required at all classes. To be considered for this training, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the city limits, be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions. Applications must be submitted through the online recreation class sign-up:

All individuals will receive a confirmation email if accepted into the program.