The City of Rancho Santa Margarita hosts a Community Emergency Preparedness Academy (CEPA) each year. CEPA provides classroom and hands-on training for residents to improve their ability to respond to large-scale disasters when first responders may be overwhelmed, and to assist during regular emergencies until first responders arrive. The goal is for graduates of CEPA to be able to care for themselves, loved ones, and neighbors in the aftermath of a disaster.
Join the City of Rancho Santa Margarita staff for a free two-day municipal academy. The program provides college students with an inside look into how local government operates by providing an overview of each City department. At the end of the academy, students will be better informed of the roles that exist in local government. The academy is limited to twenty participants, so apply early.