San Diego’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) announces start of Academy 29

– From San Diego Fire-Rescue Department San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials announced they are now accepting applications for the CERT Academy 29. This year’s academy will be held at Balboa Park Club facilities next to the San Diego Automotive Museum.

“This academy is taking place in a new location,” Deputy Fire Chief Doug Nakama explained. “We are excited to collaborate with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department on this great community training.” Students of the CERT Academy will learn skills such as disaster preparedness, fire chemistry and safety, disaster medical treatment and triage techniques, light search and rescue, and terrorism awareness. All classes are taught by San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel and include classroom and hands-on training opportunities.

Classes begin on April 3, and are free of charge. The deadline for application submission is March 29 and seats are limited. For more information and get an application, visit the CERT San Diego website at



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