Emergency Management

Until Help Arrives

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The Until Help Arrives program teaches basic skills to help keep people alive and safe until professional help arrives. 98% of people who took the training said they are more likely to help as a result of what they learned.

Above is a link to an online class. It takes about half an hour and you get a certificate. Just imagine, a half hour of your time could save a life!

The class covers:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Stay Safe
  • Stop the Bleeding
  • Position the Injured
  • Provide Comfort

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Are You Ready?

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Provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster and information specific to people with access and functional needs.


You can take action by developing a family preparedness plan for weather emergencies, power outages and other events. Whether following advice to stay in your home under a shelter-in-place request or to evacuate your home and neighborhood, be informed, plan ahead, and be prepared.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Jason Viveiros Fire Chief / EMD
Michael Manoogian Deputy EMD
Thomas Schindler CERT Director