On Thursday, July 11, the Del Mar and Solana Beach Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) each received a $2,500 grant during San Diego Gas and Electric’s SAFE San Diego Awards breakfast.
The grants were awarded to multiple CERT and Fire Safe Councils within the county in recognition for their unique efforts and contributions to regional preparedness and safety within their local communities. In addition to the grants, both CERT teams were presented with a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Service from Senator Joel Anderson.
CERT is a group of volunteers within a community trained to provide assistance to their local fire department in the event of a major disaster or emergency in their area. Volunteers complete 24 hours of free training to assist fire and rescue personnel when authorized by their local fire department. There are 31 CERT teams, totalling over 3,400 volunteers, within the county.
For more information about CERT or the next CERT training, Solana Beach residents should contact CERT Manager, Eric Phillips, at 858-720-4412 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Del Mar residents should contact CERT Manager, Joel Carrington, at 858-755-1522 or email@example.com.