Resources


Local CERT teams and team members can take advantage of resources as we learn of them.

If you know of additional resources we should list here, please let us know.

Resource Materials for Teams and Trainers

Basic CERT Training

  • Unit 1 — Disaster Preparedness (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 2 — CERT Organization (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 3 — Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1 (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 4 — Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2 (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 5 — Disaster Psychology (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 6 — Fire Safety & Utility Control (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 7 — Light Search & Rescue Operations (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)
  • Unit 8 — Terrorism and CERT (May 2020 Draft) (PowerPoint)

Basic CERT Zoom Training

  • Zoom Basic Training (April 2021) (PowerPoint)
  • Hybrid CERT Hands-on via Zoom (April 2021) (PDF)

Additional Training and Resources

  • How to Start and Maintain a CERT Program (PDF) (from the Corporation for National & Community Service)
  • Training module for Triage (PowerPoint)
  • Training module for Traffic Management (PowerPoint)
  • Seacliff CERT July 2016 exercise featuring ICS and communication (PDF)
  • Seacliff CERT July 2017 ICS exercise  (PDF)
  • Volunteer Time Log when activated through OES (PDF | Word)
Insurance Claims Reporting Procedure

REPORT CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY!

There is no negative impact on our policy for reporting an incident.  When in doubt report it!

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN AN INCIDENT REQUIRES A CLAIM TO BE REPORTED?

1.   There’s been an accident.
2.   Someone has been hurt.
3.   Property has been damaged.
4.   You think someone ought to know “just in case.”

IF YOU NEED TO REPORT A CLAIM:

     Complete the Incident Report Form  — for everything.

***Note:  The CERT Auxiliary does not carry motor vehicle insurance, therefore, motor vehicle accidents are not covered.  If there is a motor vehicle accident, one should report to their own insurance carrier.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Mary Edmund at certauxiliary@gmail.com.  

Recommended Books

  • Linda Masterson, Surviving Wildfire: Get Prepared, Stay Alive, Rebuild Your Life (A Handbook for Homeowners)