About Seascape CERT

The Seascape Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are Seascape neighbors trained by the Aptos/La Selva Fire Department to respond to a natural disaster in Seascape. We are a part of a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization supported by donations from the community.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Seascape CERT is one of over 1100 CERT teams in communities across the U.S.

CERT requires a partnership between community members and local government, emergency management and response agencies. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue operations.

Click here to donate and support the Seascape CERT.

For information about joining the Seascape CERT, email Rick Jacobson or call him at 831-706-6868.

Click here to visit the National CERT homepage.

Seascape CERT
PO Box 2353
Aptos, CA 95003-2353

Seascape CERT is part of a Non-Profit IRS code 501(c) (3) organization and donations are tax deductible.