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The Temecula Citizen Corps (TCC) is comprised of volunteers concerned with the wellbeing of their family, neighborhood, and community. The purpose of TCC is to focus on education, preparedness, and training for the community in the event of an emergency or disaster.   

TCC activities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Educate residents about disaster preparedness measures
  • Implement public education and outreach efforts
  • Provide training to improve citizen preparedness, prevention and response capabilities
  • Promote the importance of drills in the home, workplace, and school
  • Coordinate citizen participation in community disaster response activities
  • Coordinate volunteer opportunities that support local efforts in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Provide training on starting a neighborhood watch program to help prevent crime 

These activities are in support of TCC’s motto: 

“Together We Keep Temecula Safe”

It is through education of the citizens of Temecula that TCC accomplishes its mission: 

“… to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make Temecula safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds.”

As you see, the focus of TCC is on educating the citizens of Temecula.  To achieve this goal TCC offers  educational opportunities for the public.  These opportunities are: 

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for both adults and teens.   Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall of each year.
  • Advanced training availability through TCC’s normal training sessions once a month
  • During city sponsored events TCC provides education materials on disaster preparedness and neighborhood watch
  • Citizens are encouraged to take cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) training.  Citizens should also take the first aid class offered by the city.  TCC members receive this training for free

TRAINING SESSIONS

Monthly TCC Training Meeting

Who:  TCC Members.   Even if you are not a member of TCC you are welcome to attend our training classes.

When:  Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  No training in November or December.

Where:  TBD.   Location is determined by the subject matter of the training.  Normally training is conducted at the:

Public Works Field Operations Center (FOC), 43230 Business Park Drive, (2nd Floor), 


FOC MAP

Training is also conducted at the:

TCC Operations Center (TOC), 32364 Overland Trail

                                          TCC Compound Location

 TCC Training Schedule for 2024

 January – Activation Plan and Ethics, FOC

February – Emergency Communications, FOC

March – Fire Engine Orientation, Station 92

April - Firefighter Rehab Training - Classroom, FOC

May – Firefighter Rehab Training – Drill. TOC

June – Damage Assesment by City Building Department, FOC

July – Sheltering (ARSC)

August – Sheltering, Drill, FOC

September –TBD, Field Related Drill

October – TBD, Field Related Drill

November – No Training (Happy Thanksgiving)

December – No Training  (Merry Christmas!) 

TCC Training Schedule for 2024

January - CPR

February - First Aid

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

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CERT is 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.   Citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through CERT training, citizens can:

  • Manage utilities (e.g., gas, water and electric shutoffs)
  • Put out small fires (proper use of fire extinguishers)
  • Provide basic medical aid
  • Search for and rescue victims safely
  • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective following a disaster

To successfully complete CERT training requires:

  • A commitment to 22 hours of training
  • A $25 fee for the cost of services provided during the training  
  • Successfully completing the practical exercise with hands-on instruction in:
    1. Fire suppression
    2. Search and rescue
    3. Cribbing 
    4. First aid  

After successful accomplishing the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a CERT backpack with emergency supplies and equipment. Teens will also receive 20 hours of credit towards their community service requirement for graduation.

Information about the current CERT classes is offered in the CERT section of this website.  This information is also available in the current Adult CERT and Teen CERT flyers.

CPR/AED Training 

CPR AED LogoThis Heart Saver course teaches Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO) for adult, child, and infant victims. This is NOT a healthcare provider class. Fee includes all materials.

NOTE:  Please dress in comfortable clothing; you will be practicing skills that require bending, kneeling and stooping. 

Class information 

Who: Open to the public 

When:  TBD.   Normally on Wednesday evening 

Cost:  $50.  

  • Cost for TVUSD employees is reduced. Please bring proof and register in person at City Hall or the CRC.
  • Class is free for City of Temecula employees and TCC members. Please bring proof and register in person at City Hall or the CRC. 

Where:  TBD. Normally at the classroom, Fire Station 84, 30650 Pauba Road, next to the Ronald H. Roberts Public Library (see map below) 

Registration:  City of Temecula registration website:  https://secure.rec1.com/CA/temecula-ca/catalog .  In the filter box just type in CPR to get to the proper class.  

Heart Saver First Aid Training

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The Heart Saver First Aid course is designed for anyone interested in learning basic life saving skills.  This interactive class teaches basic life saving techniques to be used on people of all ages, from infant to adult.  During this class students will be taught basic first aid skills including:

  • Bleeding control
  • Stroke and heart attack management
  • Seizure management
  • Diabetic emergency treatment
  • Splinting and much more

 Course content is established by the American Heart Association (AHA).  This course does not include CPR/AED.  Students will receive an AHA First Aid card, good for two (2) years after course completion.

 NOTE:  This class includes periods of exertion.  Please dress in comfortable clothing; you will be practicing skills that require bending, kneeling and stooping.

 Class information

 Who: Open to the public

 When:  TBD

 Cost:  $50.  

  • Cost for TVUSD employees is reduced. Please bring proof and register in person at City Hall or the CRC.
  • Class is free for City of Temecula employees and TCC members. Please bring proof and register in person at City Hall or the CRC.

 Where:  Classroom, Fire Station 84, 30650 Pauba Road, next to the Ronald H. Roberts Public Library (see map below)

Registration:  City of Temecula registration website:  https://secure.rec1.com/CA/temecula-ca/catalog .  In the filter box just type in First Aid to get to the proper class. 

Fire Station 84, 30650 Pauba Rd

Fire Station 84 Map

 Stop the Bleed Training

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Stop the Bleed training goes beyond basic First Aid training. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding.  That’s why you should be trained in how to STOP THE BLEED.   Indicators of life-threatening bleeding:

  • Spurting/steady bleeding
  • Blood is pooling
  • Blood is soaking through over lying clothes
  • Blood is soaking through bandages
  • Amputation

The steps to take to stop the bleeding are:

  • Call 911
  • Apply pressure on the wound
  • Pack the wound and apply pressure
  • Apply a tourniquet 

The city of Temecula offers training in how to Stop the Bleed. Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control. This 90-minute course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene and those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. Join this class today to learn how! 

Participants will receive a C.A.T. OR SWAT-T tourniquet to take home for participating in this course. 

 All sessions are taught to participants who are age 16 and up, on a Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, at Station 84 (see map above).  Registration is at: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/temecula-ca/catalog

Class Dates

2/15/2024

3/14/2024

4/11/2024

5/16/2024

 This training is also given in both adult and Teen CERT classes.  Students will receive a Stop the Bleed certificate upon completion of training. 

 Throughout the city of Temecula, STOP THE BLEED kits are collocated with AED devices.  

ADDITIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

 CERT Training Manual (used by both Adult and Teen CERT classes:  

https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2019.CERT_.Basic_.PM_FINAL_508c.pdf

 IS-100.c  Introduction to Incident Command System*

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c&lang=en

 IS-317 a  Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317.a&lang=en

IS-700.b National Incident Management System*

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b&lang=en

 IS-366.a Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-366.a&lang=en

 IS-406  Operating a Shelter

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-406&lang=en

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Ready.gov https://www.ready.gov/

 American Red Cross:  https://www.redcross.org/

 City of Temecula Office of Emergency Management:  

https://temeculaca.gov/434/Office-of-Emergency-Management

* Denotes required courses to be a TCC-Disaster Service Worker