Get Involved

Get Involved

Learn about National and Santa Paula Citizen Corps and get involved.

Santa Paula strongly believes that the best defense against any type of disaster is a strong interconnected community where neighbors help neighbors and citizens get involved in their local community’s preparedness efforts.

Join the movement, take action and get involved! Thanks for your interest and support of Citizen Corps and this important work!

Take a CERT Class.


Community Emergency Response Team


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) system developed from the need for a well-trained civilian community emergency work force. These teams will assist neighborhoods and communities by helping themselves, families and neighbors during emergencies or during disaster situations.

The training program provides for citizen self-sufficiency through the development of multifunctional response teams, who can act as the community’s emergency service during major disasters.  Through this unique program, people from neighborhoods, businesses, and community groups, become CERT trained to perform as individuals, leaders and by directing untrained volunteers in the initial phase of an emergency.

CERT members receive 18- 20 hours of initial training. CERT members are given additional training opportunities with continuing education programs, including full day refresher field days.


For More Information Contact

 Captain Steve Lazenby

Contact Your Local Fire Department:  

Fillmore Fire 805-524-1500 ex. 316

Oxnard City Fire 805-385-7722

Ventura County Fire 805-387-9724

Ventura City Fire 805-339-4300

        Prepare—-it will happen”


People Like You

Click the link above or below to watch a 3 minute trailer of the CERT video

“People Like You”