Eagle Mountain City’s Emergency Management department wants the community to become more resilient to potential natural disasters. It starts with being able to effectively respond and recover.

There are three training opportunities offered by the City residents can take advantage of in Eagle Mountain.

CERT Training

Training will begin for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). It will be held at Eagle Mountain City Hall and will take place for the next two Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Basic CERT Training teaches residents basic disaster skills so you can safely help yourself and those around you when disaster strikes and when professional responders aren’t available. The course includes:

  • Disaster Preparedness;
  • CERT Organization;
  • Disaster Medical Operations;
  • Disaster Psychology;
  • Fire Safety and Utility Controls;
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations;
  • Terrorism and Hazardous Materials Safety;
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation.

To register for this course, fill out this document. Attendance is required on both days to become certified.

The course instructor, Eagle Mountain City’s Emergency Coordinator David Ulibarri, has over 25 years of experience as a firefighter/E.M.T., as well as having been a National CERT program manager.

“The more you know and the better prepared you are, the better you will be able to respond and recover from a disaster,” says Ulibarri.

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

The City is also offering a free, one-hour emergency preparedness presentation called “Are You Ready” where, according to Ulibarri, you can learn what you and your family can do to prepare.

It also covers how local government is prepared and which trainings you can get to help in the community. If you have a church, HOA, school or any other group that is interested, he will come to your neighborhood building. Please email: dulibarri@emcity.org to set up a group presentation.

CERT Academy

Finally, Eagle Mountain City is excited to announce their monthly CERT Academy schedule for 2022-2023, beginning Thursday, Oct. 13.

Every second Thursday of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers, you can receive training on a different skill, culminating in the April 13 Earthquake Disaster Simulation for Shakeout.

This will be a full-scale drill. All CERT Skills will be put to the test. These Thursday training sessions offer an opportunity to refresh previously taught CERT skills or can be helpful to those just wanting to learn basic first-aid, CPR, triage and other important skills that may be required in an emergency.