Disaster by the Bay

Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Time: 8am (or earlier) to 6pm

Location: CSUMB


This is a training exercise being hosted by Central Coast CERT in Monterey County.  This event is open to people who have completed the Basic CERT Training Course.

The exercise is based on a scenario where the Monterey Bay area has experienced a 7.1 earthquake on the San Gregorio fault line, which lies just off shore.

Local Law and Fire Agencies are overwhelmed with emergency and evacuation efforts. The Monterey County Emergency Operations Center has been activated. The EOC has advised that due to the size of the disaster and complications with transportation, all professional First Responders are unavailable for response.

There is moderate damage to structures; infrastructure is out of commission, the likelihood of multiple victims needing medical attention, and no communications network.

The EOC has requested that CERT be activated to assist the agencies that are in need of help. The EOC directs CERT to deploy to the SAR Site in Marina, for a Disaster Response Team Assignment.

This is an all-day training event and we have heard very good things about it based on previous-year exercises. This will be a great opportunity to get good hands on practice using your CERT training.

For more information about the event please contact David Ramsey at (831) 383-3135. If you would like to participate and/or carpool with the Santa Cruz CERT contingent, please contact LizAnne Jensen (831) 425-7001.

Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, bring your Personal Protective Equipment (gloves, hard hat, goggles, etc), and CERT backpack.