Community Emergency Training
Oxnard residents depend on the Fire Department to respond to emergencies in four minutes or less after calling 911. However, if you call 911 immediately after a disaster, it could take hours or days to get help. To help residents prepare for this, the Oxnard Fire Department offers FREE training taught by Oxnard Firefighters that teaches you how to be self sufficient during a disaster. For six weeks, one night a week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., students receive classroom and hands on training. The final class provides participants with an opportunity to participate in a full scale disaster exercise. No special skills are needed.
Session #1: Disaster Preparedness
Learn about disasters and their impact on the community; personal preparedness; emergency kits.
Session #2: Disaster Fire Suppression
Fire chemistry, hazards, and hands-on training in fire extinguisher use.
Session #3: Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
Triage, head to toe assessments, establishing a treatment site and simple first aid procedures.
Session # 4: Disaster Medical Operations Part 2
First aid treatment strategies, establishing a treatment site and continuation of Session #3 topics
Session #5: Light Search and Rescue
Rescuer safety, search patterns, lifting and cribbing techniques.
Session #6: Disaster Psychology /Terrorism
Terrorism awareness and disaster psychology for the rescuer.
Disaster simulation with YOU as the rescuer!
To find out about upcoming CERT training, please call Norma Hernandez in the Oxnard Fire Department at 805-385-7722.