Santa Barbara Search & Rescue's Annual Machu Picchu Project.
Since 2008 Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue Team members have made the annual 4,500-mile trip to the historic sanctuary Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where they have volunteered their time and expertise to train members from three different local agencies, plus members of the Machu Picchu Pueblo community.
Safety Matters Certified Training has lots of experience and expertise. Our owner, Justin Haagen has been active in emergency preparedness for several years. Beginning her career with ServiceMaster Clean in 2002 in the Disaster Restoration industry and continuing to present day as Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Specialist, she moved into Safety and CPR training four years ago. Justin holds instruction certifications from the American Safety & Health Institute, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and First Safety Institute. She is a member of Santa Barbara C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team, a lay emergency responder team.) Justin is also a Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness trainer and conducts business and individual disaster preparedness workshops. She holds an OSHA 24 Hour Hazardous and Safety certificate.
Justin is involved in the community and currently volunteers at the American Red Cross. Through the Red Cross, she volunteers and conducts community disaster preparedness presentations, is trained to respond to emergency shelter duties as well as is a volunteer CPR instructor. Justin is active with the Santa Barbara County VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) and currently serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer. Justin is also serving on the Executive Committee of CAER, A business group alliance providing mutual aid in a time of a disaster. Justin is also active with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 105 and conducts their annual CPR and First Aid training toward merit achievements.
Justin is married to Ken and they have one son in high school, as well as 2 adorable dogs . Justin and Ken make thier home in Santa Barbara. In her free time, Justin enjoys reading, camping, walking and is active at her Church.