Here's how you can help your friends and family in times of need

How can you help your Gonzales neighbors in the event of an emergency? Join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)!

As a CERT volunteer, you'll learn basic skills for handling emergencies such as disaster preparedness, fire suppression, first aid, and search and rescue. Through training, you'll be prepared to help your family and neighbors in times of need.

The CERT team is open to any Gonzales resident who is willing to go through training. There are roles for all skill levels and abilities.

Ready to learn more? There is an information meeting coming up on Wednesday, July 18 from 7 - 8 p.m at 117 Fourth St. in Gonzales

For more information call 831-675-4204 or email

For more information call 831-675-4204 or email