Brenda Emrick, Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue in Costa Mesa, California
Brenda Emrick is a Fire Protection Specialist and Community Education Officer with Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue in Costa Mesa, California. She has over 29 years’ experience in the public education field.
Brenda coordinates the citizen and business preparedness programs including the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), work-place, campus and teen CERT programs, the Citizens Fire Academy, adult and youth safety programs, and CPR/First Aid training.
She is the lead instructor trainer for the Orange County CERT Mutual Aid Program, Teen CERT programs and a state and national CERT Instructor. She currently serves as a liaison and subject matter expert to the California State CERT Workgroup and the Ready OC Advisory Committee in support of citizen preparedness and volunteerism.