Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

New CERT class!

New classes in Santa Paula will be starting
again Saturday, Oct. 11, 2010. They will be
held behind the Community Center in The
Cultural Arts building. Starting time is
6:30 p.m. Call Captain Lazenby 805-933-4297
and leave a message. He will call you ASAP or

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Santa Paula CERT on Facebook!

Santa Paula CERT is now on Facebook. Facebook is a great way keep up on any new information and a great way to communicate with people involved with CERT. Pictures and information will be added in the near future!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ventura County Cert Blog

The Ventura County Cert Blog is now up and running and fully functional.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu Outbreak

Here are a few links to obtain helpful information regarding the recent outbreak of the H1N1 Swine Influenza Virus.
WHO- World Health Organization
CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HHS- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Friday, March 20, 2009

CERT asked to help

The Santa Paula Police Department is looking for volunteers to hand out wild animal safety information flyers to residents in the city, this Saturday morning, March 21st. The task will require walking door-to-door in neighborhoods designated by the SPPD.
Volunteers will meet for instructions at the City Hall Council Chambers at 9:00 AM
If you are able to assist, please contact Sgt Jimmy Fogata

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Santa Paula Fire Department has requested the help of a few CERT graduates for overnight observation of a structure fire that occurred today on 8th street. Contact mike at (805) 216-7227 if you can help and for further information.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Search and Rescue Training/Drill

Santa Paula CERT,
We have an exciting opportunity to do a review and drill on our Search and Rescue skills. There is a vacant house across the street from Fire Station 81 on Tenth St. that will be used for a live fire training at the end of January.
Santa Paula CERT can use it for Search and Rescue training prior to the fire training. The plan is that we will hold the class size to 50 people, first signed up - first served. If there are many more than 50 that want the training we will hold a second class. The date is Wednesday, January 21st from 6:30 until completed.
We will meet in the Engine Bay of Station 81 for classroom type review on Search and Rescue and then we will go across the street in teams to practice our skills in a large, strange and dark structure.
Bring your safety equipment which should include your CERT pack, flashlights, radios (if you have them), gloves, knee pads and other equipment as you have and see fit. Dress warm and in layers because we will be outside. There will be a release of liability/hold harmless agreement that everyone will be required to sign to participate.
Please sign up ASAP by return email or by calling 805-933-4297 and leaving a message.
Steven J Lazenby
Captain Station 81 B-Shift
805-933-4254 ex 254
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Santa Paula and Ojai CERT joint drill (Golden Gaurdian)

Ojai Valley Emergency Preparedness Exercise (11/15/08) (Golden Guardian 2008 & Ojai Valley Community Response Teams)

Reno International Airport Incident Command Vehicle

I attended the 2008 Reno Air Races with some friends and ran across this! We had the opportunity to look the vehicle over, it was loaded with just about everything you could imagine and then some!

November 4, 2008 Graduating CERT class!

November 4, 2008- Graduating class!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Capt. Steve Lazenby

Capt. Steve Lazenby
Another Great post by Ojai CERT

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Saturday October 4, 2008 9:00AM- 12:00
Limoneira Pavilion 55 Hallock Dr.


9:00 AM Welcome
Chief Rick Araiza- Santa Paula Fire Chief
Chief Steve Mackinnon- Santa Paula Police Chief
Kay Bolton- Santa Paula Fire Chaplain
9:10 What is a disaster and how will it impact us
Captain Steve Lazenby- Santa Paula Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
9:25 Developing a disaster plan for home, business, and the faith based community
Dale Franz- Emergency Services Manager American Red Cross of Ventura County
9:45 Tools and organizations that will help
Connie Hall- VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)
Jock Doss- Ventura County Human Services Agency
Tracy Vail- Humane Society of Ventura County Santa Paula
XXXXXXX- Santa Paula Hospital
Wayne Francis- Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)
Mike Gray- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
10:30 BREAK
10:35 Pandemic Flu, etc.
Dan Wall RN. PHN- Emergency Preparedness Office Ventura County Public Health
11:00 Public Information, Notification and Reverse 911
Cynthia Elliot- Ventura County Sheriffs Office of Emergency Services
11:10 Red Cross Shelters
Dale Franz- Emergency Services Manager American Red Cross of Ventura County
11:20 Salvation Army- Katherine Fidermutz
11:30 Questions and Answers- All attendees and presenters
11:50 Conclusions and Action Items
12:00 Show and tell

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

American Red Cross to offer D.A.T. in Santa Paula

American Red Cross will be offering their D.A.T. (Disaster Action Team) training at the train depot in Santa Paula on September 13, 2008 8:30 AM to 5:00PM For reservations call (805) 339-2234 ext 235. or go to or

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Santa Paula CERT to assist with Ghost Walk

This years annual Ghost Walk will be held at the Santa Paula Airport. The Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team has been asked to provide assistance by helping the Ghost Walkers make a safe transition across the runway. Visit their website and check back for further information Ghost Walk

Santa Paula CERT recieves 501 (c) (3) Status

As of July 31,2008, the Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team is now a 501 (c) (3).

Friday, August 08, 2008

2nd Annual Santa Paula Emergency Preparedness Event

Santa Paula will be having its 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Event September 5th, 2008. This Event will be held along main street in conjunction with the popular Friday night car show. We are looking for CERT to help out! -last years event. Remember to tune to AM 1610 for information.

3rd. Annual Emergency Readiness Training and Exercise

This event will be held in the Sacramento area, this is also around the time of the Great ShakeOut.

CSUCI Drill - Operation Sunrise

A big "Thank you" to Dan Wall for putting on such a great event. What a BLAST! Give a hand to Captain Steve Lazenby for providing the full cert coarse condensed into one long weekend of training!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

SP C.E.R.T. Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team

This is the Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team's blog. Feel free to post questions, comments, ideas, dates, drills, chat, etc. anything related to CERT or disaster preparedness.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to help make this team a reality. The Santa Paula CERT Team relies on our community supporters and receives no city funding.

You can also visit our website at

If you would like more information regarding the Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team or to donate, please contact the SP C.E.R.T. Team

Santa Paula Community Emergency Response Team
President - Mike Gray
(805) 216-7227

If you would like to sign up for the next CERT training/classes call or e-mail Santa Paula's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

Santa Paula Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
SPFD Captain - Steve Lazenby
(805) 9334297