Encinitas CERT members were presented with the Mayor's Certificate of Recognition for continued excellent public service Jan. 24.
Encinitas CERT's mission is to reduce the severity a large scale disaster will have on the City of Encinitas. To accomplish this mission, Encinitas CERT has three areas of focus: (1) Providing members with on-going training in basic disaster response, leadership and organization skills; (2) Educating the citizens of Encinitas in disaster preparedness and recruiting new team members to join the organization; and (3) Supporting the Encinitas Fire Department and related emergency services in the event of a disaster.
The next Are You Ready presentation is scheduled for Monday, March 26, and will be held at the Encinitas Community Center at 6 p.m. The next CERT Academy, where residents are trained to become CERT members, starts April 3. For more information about CERT and to sign up for these events, please visit www.enccert.org.