The Encinitas Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have joined up to present a free, two-hour “Are Your Ready?” disaster training program on Monday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Dr. The training will be tailored to address disasters that are likely to hit Encinitas, such as power outages and fire. Detailed steps to take before a disaster strikes will be discussed, with the goal of minimizing the effects on families and homes. Encinitas Fire Department-endorsed Home Disaster Preparedness Starter Kits will also be available at a reduced price during the training session.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is suggested. Contact or visit