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.

  • January 22: Basic CERT Training Course (Cabrillo College) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class at Cabrillo College on Tuesdays Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, from 6:30–10:00 pm at Cabrillo College Room 5005 (Horticulture Center; Campus map), and Saturday Feb 16 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Aptos/La Selva Fire, 6934 Soquel Dr, Aptos. Note: we are no longer accepting enrollments for this class. (Outline)
  • February 21: Basic CERT Training Course (Bonny Doon) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Bonny Doon on Thursdays Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, and Mar 21 from 6:30–10:00 pm at Martin Fire Station, 975 Martin Rd, Bonny Doon, and Saturday March 23 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Felton Fire Dept, 131 Kirby St, Felton. (Outline | Register)
  • February 23: Formidable Footprint
    Formidable Footprint exercises are tabletop simulations in which a disaster scenario is presented, and you and your group evaluate your abilities to respond to various aspects of the disaster scenario as it unfolds. Newcomers will gain a better understanding of the kinds of help we can provide in a disaster situation, and veteran participants a will have a chance to refresh and practice their problem-solving skills.
    The San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network invites you to join us for our next Formidable Footprint exercise from 8:45 am to 12 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Mountain Community Resources (MCR), 6134 Hwy 9, Felton. For more information and to register, please contact Mikail[at]slven.org by Tuesday, February 19.
  • February 27: Emergency Response Family Training (Aptos)
    A 1-1/2-hour session for families. Wednesday, Feb 27 from 7:00–8:30 pm at Aptos/La Selva Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Dr, Aptos. If parking lot is full, please park in the Mar Vista Elementary school parking lot next door. (Flyer)
  • March 6: Emergency Response Family Training (Aptos)
    A 1-1/2-hour session for families. Wednesday, Mar 6 from 7:00–8:30 pm at Aptos/La Selva Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Dr, Aptos. If parking lot is full, please park in the Mar Vista Elementary school parking lot next door. (Flyer)
  • March 13: Basic CERT Training Course (Live Oak) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Live Oak on Wednesdays Mar 13, 20, 27, and Apr 3 from 6:30–10:00 pm, and Saturday April 6 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Central Fire, 930 – 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. (Outline | Register)
  • April 4: Basic CERT Training Course (Zayante) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Course in Zayante on Thursdays Apr 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30–10:00 pm, and Saturday April 27 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Zayante Fire Station, 7700 E. Zayante Rd, Felton. (Outline | Register)
  • April 17: Emergency Response Family Training (Watsonville)
    A 1-1/2-hour session for families. Wednesday, Apr 17 from 7:00–8:30 pm at Marinovich Community Center, 120 – 2nd St, Watsonville. Class will be taught in Spanish and children are welcome to attend. (La clase se impartirá en español. Los niños son bienvenidos.) (Flyer)
  • April 24: Basic CERT Training Course (Watsonville) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Watsonville on Wednesdays April 24, May 1, 8, and 15, from 6:30–10:00 pm , and Saturday May 18 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Marinovich Community Center, 120 Second St, Watsonville. (Outline | Register)
  • June 6: Basic CERT Training Course (Felton) begins
    There will be a Basic CERT Class in Felton on Thurs Jun 6, Wed Jun 12, Thurs Jun 20, and Thurs Jun 27 from 6:30–10:00 pm, and Saturday June 29 from 9:00 am–5:00 pm at Felton Fire Dept, 131 Kirby St, Felton. (Outline | Register)

Past Events

  • November 1: Basic CERT Training, Santa Cruz (Outline)
  • October 4,25: Advanced Training, Map Your Neighborhood workshop, Felton and Aptos
  • October 3: Basic CERT Training, Live Oak (Outline)
  • September 6,25: Advanced Training, Utility Management for First Responders, Felton and Aptos
  • September 5: Basic CERT Training, Aptos (Outline)
  • August 2: Basic CERT Training, Boulder Creek (Outline)
  • May 15,16: Advanced Training, Moving Victims, Recovery Position, and Advanced Splinting, Aptos and Felton
  • May 3: Basic CERT Training, Scotts Valley (Outline)
  • April 6–8: Train the Trainer (Flyer)
  • April 4: Basic CERT Training, Watsonville (Outline)
  • 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
  • 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