Training Resources:

CVDPN is pleased to provide informative and relevant disaster preparedness resources for our community. Please note that information provided is not intended to be the singular solution to all emergency planning and training challenges.  CVDPN encourages thorough research of other relevant sources regarding topics of interest.  Users should choose options that best fit their personal needs as well as the needs of their respective communities.


ECA's Safer At Home Webinar Series:

"Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety"

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  • View "Step 1: Secure Your Space" Here!

  • View "Step 2: Plan to Be Safe" Here!

  • View "Step 3: Organize Disaster Supplies" Here!

  • View "Step 4: Minimize Financial Hardship" Here!

  • View "Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On" Here!

  • View "Step 6: Improve Safety" Here!

  • View "Step 7: Recover and Restore" Here!

View the ECA Website  - Here!

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Disaster Response

"Skills Series"

  • Light Rescue / Victim Extraction / Cribbing Techniques:  Watch Video Here!

  • Injured Victim Carry / Transport Techniques: Watch Video Here!

  • How to do "Hands Only" CPR:  Watch Video Here!

  • Proper use of handheld general purpose fire extinguisher: Watch Video Here!

Important Note:  CVDPN encourages all Coachella Valley Residents to enroll in "conventional classroom and field based CERT Training" when the opportunity arises.  As an interim alternative, the foregoing videos and on-line CERT Course can assist you in becoming better prepared as a community "first-responder."  (See Below)

Register for the On-line "Hybrid" CERT Course Now!

  • The University of Utah Health Center in partnership with the National CERT Association has developed an on-line version of classroom presentations intended to replicate the established CERT classroom modules.

  • NOTE: This course of instruction does NOT result in certification. Students must complete a field-application course which is still being developed, in order to become certified.

  • CVDPN encourages all Coachella Valley residents to view the CERT Skills Series videos (above) AND complete the On-line "Hybrid" CERT Course.

  • Please contact Rachel Brown / National Hybrid CERT Program Manager at the University of Utah (801)581-8042, if you need assistance during the registration process

  • Please Register:  Here!

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