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.

  • April 4: Basic CERT Training (Watsonville) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Watsonville on four Wednesdays (April 4, 11, 18, 25) from 6:30–10:00 pm and Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Classes will be held at the Marinovich Community Center, 120 – 2nd St, Watsonville. (Outline | Register)
  • April 6-8: Train the Trainer (Cabrillo College)
    Instructor Training for CERT Basic Course. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm all three days. (Flyer)
    Download the application, fill it out, and email it to us.
  • May 3: Basic CERT Training (Scotts Valley) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Scotts Valley on four Thursdays (May 3, 10, 17, 24) from 6:30–10:00 pm and Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thursday classes will be held at the Scotts Valley Fire Dept, 7 Erba Ln, Scotts Valley. The Saturday class will be held at the Felton Fire Dept, 131 Kirby St, Felton. (Outline | Register)
  • May 15: Advanced Training (Aptos)
    Moving Victims, Recovery Position, and Advanced Splinting. Aptos Firehouse, 6934 Soquel Dr, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • May 16: Advanced Training (Felton)
    Moving Victims, Recovery Position, and Advanced Splinting. Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • June 2: City of Santa Cruz CERT Skills Exercise
  • June 6: Advanced Training (Felton)
    Bring your matchbox cars to this Advanced Training on Traffic Management presented by CHP Officer Drake. We will be using a road scale model with small cars in a hands-on experience demonstrating different traffic situations. Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • June 7: Advanced Training (Aptos)
    Bring your matchbox cars to this Advanced Training on Traffic Management presented by CHP Officer Drake. We will be using a road scale model with small cars in a hands-on experience demonstrating different traffic situations. Aptos Firehouse, 6934 Soquel Dr, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • August 2: Basic CERT Training (Boulder Creek) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Boulder Creek on four Thursdays (August 2, 9, 23, 30) from 6:30–10:00 pm and Saturday, September 8, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thursday classes will be held at the Boulder Creek Fire Dept, 13230 Central Ave, Boulder Creek. The Saturday class will be held at the Felton Fire Dept, 131 Kirby St, Felton. (Outline | Register)
  • September 5: Basic CERT Training (Aptos) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Aptos on four Wednesdays (September 5, 12, 19, 26) from 6:30–10:00 pm and Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All classes will be held at the Aptos/La Selva Fire Dept, 6934 Soquel Dr, Aptos. (Outline | Register)
  • September 6: Advanced Training (Felton)
    “Utility Management for First Responders.” Learn how to handle downed power lines and other utility emergencies. Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • September 25: Advanced Training (Aptos)
    “Utility Management for First Responders.” Learn how to handle downed power lines and other utility emergencies. Aptos Firehouse, 6934 Soquel Dr, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • October 3: Basic CERT Training (Live Oak) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Live Oak on four Wednesdays (October 3, 10, 17, 24) from 6:30–10:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Classes will be held at Central Fire, 930 – 17th Av, Santa Cruz. (Outline | Register)
  • October 4: Advanced Training (Felton)
    “Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Workshop.” How to conduct a MYN training designed to improve disaster response at the neighborhood level for 15-20 urban homes or 5-7 in rural areas, and may be implemented in condos, apartment complexes and mobile home parks. Training teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive. Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)
  • October 25: Advanced Training (Aptos)
    “Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Workshop.” How to conduct a MYN training designed to improve disaster response at the neighborhood level for 15-20 urban homes or 5-7 in rural areas, and may be implemented in condos, apartment complexes and mobile home parks. Training teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police or utility responders arrive. Aptos Firehouse, 6934 Soquel Dr, 7-9:30 pm. (Register)

 

Past Events

  • March 7,14: Advanced Incident Management System (ICS) Training, Felton and Aptos
  • February 27: Basic CERT Training, Live Oak (Outline)
  • February 13,15: Advanced Training on The 3 Killers, Head-to-Toe Assessment, and Head Injuries, Aptos and Felton
  • February 8: Basic CERT Training, Boulder Creek (Outline)
  • January 23: Aptos Branch Team Leader Meeting

 

2017 events
  • December 5,6: Advanced Training on Disaster Psychology, Aptos and Felton
  • November 21: Sandbag Training, Watsonville
  • November 9: Basic CERT Training, Santa Cruz (Outline)
  • October 4: Utility Safety Training, Felton
  • September 21: Basic CERT Training, Watsonville (Outline)
  • September 16-17: Mountain CERT Disaster Training Exercise (Description)
  • 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, Santa Cruz (Outline)
  • October 2: Dangers in Paradise
  • September 20: Basic CERT Training, 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