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CERT Classes Scheduled for March and April 2024

March 12, 2024 - Tuesdays in Simi Valley (Bilingual)

A tri-cities bilingual CERT class is scheduled on six consecutive Tuesdays from March 12 - April 16, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM at the Simi Valley Police Department. This course is free and open to residents of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Moorpark. A one-day disaster simulation wraps up the course and will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Ventura County Fire Department Training Center in Camarillo. To register for this class, please visit: VCFD CERT Training.

April 24, 2024 – Wednesdays in Thousand Oaks

The next series of Thousand Oaks CERT classes is set for six consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:30 PM starting on April 24 in the Oak Room at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. A final drill that follows the completion of the 6-week course will be scheduled at the Ventura County Fire Department Training Center in Camarillo. To register for the in-person class, complete the CERT Application and send it to gwatts@toaks.org or call (805) 449-2453.

Hazard Mitigation & Emergency Planning

The Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan includes maps for flood zones, dam inundation areas and earthquake faults was adopted by the County on July 12, 2022. Cal-Fire also updated its Statewide High Fire Zone Map. The Ventura County map is available here.

To learn about hazards where you live and how to reduce personal risk, access the State’s online hazard mapping tool The City's Emergency Operations Plan describes how the City prepares, responds, and recovers from a variety of emergency incidents. 

Earthquake Preparedness

Be prepared at home, work, and school by making sure you have a plan. To learn more click here.

Power Outages & PSPS Preparedness 

Power outages impact everyone. To learn more about SCE Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), click here.  To prepare for PSPS events, click here.  For an current  PSPS event, please click here.

Wildfire Preparedness

For guidance on how to prepare for a wildfire, please click here.

  • The 2018 Hill & Woolsey After Action Report Summary is available. To view, please click hereEmergency Evacuation, Road Closure & Sheltering Fact Sheet are available. To view, please click here.

Flooding

For a quick review of how to prepare for storms and flooding, click here and for sandbag information.

Dam Safety

The State reviews and approves updates to dam inundation maps. These maps are used to assist local government in planning and responding to a dam failures. To learn more, please click here.

County Emergency Services

The Cities and County of Ventura work together to ensure residents are prepared for emergencies. To learn more, please visit Ready Ventura County

State Emergency Services

The California Emergency Management Agency describes the hazards that exist locally and how to reduce your risk! Remember, the best way to recover from an emergency incident is reducing the risks before anything happens.

Emergency Radio Communications

During an emergency incident, cellular phones may not be available. The use of radio communication is essential. Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) are trained volunteers who support all agencies during an emergency incident.  

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