The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates the public about disaster preparedness and provides them with response training to such disasters. CERT members can assist others with disaster preparation and are encouraged to take an active role in the community to help support response agencies. Starting in November, Del Mar and Solana Beach residents ages 18 and up will be encouraged to participate in free CERT classes to become disaster workers. The first class takes place on Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center. Additional classes will be held on Nov. 8, Nov. 12, Nov. 15, and Nov. 22 in Del Mar, Solana Beach, and surrounding areas. To register for the classes contact Arnie Lewin at alewin@encinitasca.gov, or Eric Phillips from the Solana Beach Fire Department at ephillips@cosb.org.