Events


Here are some upcoming events of interest to CERT participants. (See the Calendar for a full schedule.)

Information about meetings of the CERT Auxiliary Working Group can be found here.

  • September 16-17: Mountain CERT Disaster Simulation Exercise
    For Mountain CERTs (Bonny Doon, Felton, Boulder Creek, etc.) this is an extraordinary opportunity to work with other emergency responders (CalFire, Red Cross, ARES and more) in a full-scale disaster simulation. (Details | Register)
  • September 21: Basic CERT Training (Watsonville) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Watsonville on four consecutive Thursdays (September 21, 28, October 5, 12) from 6:30–9:30 pm and Saturday October 14 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Thursday classes will be held at the Marinovich Community Center, 120 – 2nd Ave. The Saturday class will be at the firehouse across the street, 115 – 2nd Ave. Please note: this class is full, but you may put your name on the wait list. (Outline | Register)
  • October 4: Utility Safety advanced training
    PG&E will present “Utility Safety — Downed Wires and Electrical Hazards — How to Be Safe” at the Felton Fire station, 131 Kirby St, Felton. Starts 7:00 pm. If you need your DSW badge re-certified, come at 6:30. (Register)
  • November 9: Basic CERT Training (Santa Cruz) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Santa Cruz on three Thursdays (November 9, 16, 30) plus Wednesday December 6 and Monday December 11, all from 6:00–10:00 pm. Classes will be held at the Santa Cruz Emergency Operations Center, 495 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz. (Outline | Register)
  • December 5: Disaster Psychology -- Aptos
    Disaster Psychology is highlighted in a FEMA movie that expands CERT Basic Training with information on the elderly and children. Come for the movie and popcorn with group discussion following. Aptos Fire station, 6934 Soquel Dr, Aptos. 7:00-8:30 pm. If you need your DSW badge re-certified, come at 6:30. (Register)
  • December 6: Disaster Psychology -- Felton
    Disaster Psychology is highlighted in a FEMA movie that expands CERT Basic Training with information on the elderly and children. Come for the movie and popcorn with group discussion following. Felton Fire station, 131 Kirby St, Felton. 7:00-8:30 pm. If you need your DSW badge re-certified, come at 6:30. (Register)

 

Past Events

  • August 26: Search and Rescue training
  • August 22: Basic CERT Training, Live Oak (Outline)
  • August 17: Incident Command System (ICS) Exercise
  • August 12: Red Cross Shelter Operations training
  • July 27: Incident Command Structure (ICS) Exercise
  • July 19: NIMS/SEMS Combined training
  • June 14,15: Medical Review Advanced Training, Felton and Aptos
  • May 18: Basic CERT Training, Santa Cruz (Outline )
  • May 3: Basic CERT Training, Watsonville (Outline)
  • Apr 6: Basic CERT Training, Felton (Outline)
  • March 15: DSW badge recertification
  • March 15: Map Your Neighborhood workshop
  • February 21: Basic CERT Training, Aptos
  • February 11: Basic CERT Training, Bonny Doon

 

2016 events
  • November 15: Advanced Training on Utility Safety
  • October 15: Basic CERT Training (Ben Lomond) (Outline)
  • October 11: Basic CERT Training class (Santa Cruz residents only) (Outline)
  • October 2: Dangers in Paradise
  • September 20: Basic CERT Training begins (Aptos)
  • August 18: Basic CERT Training (Boulder Creek)
  • May 4: Basic CERT Training (Aptos)
  • May 3: Basic CERT Training (Santa Cruz).
  • April 30: Formidable Footprint solar storm training session (Felton)
  • April 25: Talk on Climate Change and Zika Virus
  • April 7: Basic CERT Training (Felton)
  • February 2: Basic CERT Training (Aptos)
  • January 30: Formidable Footprint earthquake training session (Felton and Aptos)
  • January 25: Amateur Radio Class (Ben Lomond)
  • January 6: Basic CERT Training (Felton)
2015 events
  • November 21: El Niño Winter Preparation Fair
  • November 4: Traffic Control and Electrical Hazards (CERT Refresher Training)
  • October 31: Formidable Footprint Tornado training session (San Lorenzo Valley)
  • October 13: Basic CERT Training (Aptos)
  • September 26: Formidable Footprint Wildland Fire training session (Bonny Doon)
  • September 13: Dangers in Paradise (Recap)
  • September 12: Disaster by the Bay (Monterey) (Description | Recap)
  • September 9: Webinar about American Red Cross and CERT
  • August 2015 – Waldorf School CERT Class (Bonny Doon)