An emergency preparedness class aimed to train citizens to be able to provide assistance during a disaster in Malibu is scheduled to start up next week.
The City of Malibu is once again teaming up with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to offer the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course, which is free, according to Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Davis.
The next training will be presented as a series of seven Thursday classes: Jan. 31 through March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Malibu City Hall, Davis said.
All classes must be attended in order to complete the full course, but missed classes may be made up at a later date, according to Davis.
"The purpose of Malibu CERT is to assist the City by providing assistance, as needed, for emergency disaster response in Malibu and surrounding communities, and to educate and promote disaster/emergency awareness to all citizens," Davis said.
To sign up for the CERT training course, contact Davis at (310) 456-2489 ext. 260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.