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The Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA) Announces FREE On-Line Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for California Residents and Tribal Members


The Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA) announces Free On-Line Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for California Residents and Tribal Members

October 9, 2020


The Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA) has moved to the next phase of Listos California related training within the State of California. iTEMA is offering statewide Tribal Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) series of training classes that will be offered on-line and at no cost. The CERT training is offered to all residents in California who have interest in earning their State and FEMA approved CERT training to volunteer and assist their communities in a time of need.

iTEMA has two introductory sessions scheduled for the Tribal CERT Training program:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7PM Pacific

Zoom Meeting Invite Link -

Meeting ID - 913 5145 7134  Security Passcode – 90210

And a second introductory session on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific

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Meeting ID - 939 1837 6566  Security Passcode - 90210

Participants only need to attend one of the introductory sessions.

After the two introductory sessions are complete, Tribal CERT Training will continue on Wednesday nights at 7PM Pacific, into December.

Participants will need to attend the iTEMA CERT trainings and complete an on-line self-paced CERT curriculum, to be ready for the future hands-on training, that will occur once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Regarding the CERT programs, Jake Heflin, the President/CEO of iTEMA, who is an enrolled member of the Osage and Cherokee Nations commented, “Without question, disasters are the great equalizer. It does not matter who you are, your race, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, when disaster strikes, it happens quickly and is often unexpected. The devastation does not discriminate, and unfortunately, all too often, Tribes are vulnerable.”

“iTEMA is an essential partner for California to build resiliency because they offer a perfect combination of authentic connection with California’s Tribal communities and deep experience in disaster preparedness.” said Listos California co-chairs Karen Baker and Justin Knighten. “iTEMA is best positioned to lead this work with the full support of a campaign born from the vision of Gov. Newsom and state lawmakers to reimage disaster preparedness to better engage our diverse and vulnerable Californians.”


If you have additional questions about the Listos California or the iTEMA Tribal CERT program, please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information and to learn more about LISTOS California, visit our Website at

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𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗦' 𝟱 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 to keep you informed and safe no matter the situation:

𝟭) 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘀
𝟮) 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻
𝟯) 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆
𝟰) 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗿
𝟱) 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆


Sign up today for a class and earn a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 personal preparedness kit that will be shipped to you directly. This specialized kit will contain an emergency poncho, water pouches, light sticks, whistle, survival blanket, food bar, and inside a reusable 32oz water bottle. Everything you'll need to help your family stay resilient when you're on the go.

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Jake Heflin, Osage/Cherokee


Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA)

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