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Are You Ready for an Emergency?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

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  • Maps updated

    The CERT Graduate maps have been updated with the newest graduates. Unfortunately, we have also lost a few members due to age and health. Please check your neighborhood and let us know if there are any updates that need to be made.

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  • COMMEX – 2017 Communications Exercise

    A Lamorinda Communications Exercise will be held Tuesday, March 28th. CERTs and others with Repeater Capable GMRS radios are encouraged to call into their local EOCs between 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Report with your name and location. Lafayette – Channel 22R – Access Code 4 …

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  • Water Drum next pickup

    For those customers who ordered drums and did not pick them up this weekend, the next pickup for pre-ordered drums is Saturday morning, March 11th from 9-11 a.m. We are not ordering any more drums for this pickup, it is just for those who missed …

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  • Drum pickup this weekend

    This weekend, from 4-7 on Friday, February 10th and 9-noon on Saturday, February 11th, we are distributing water drums to those who pre-ordered. We have over 900 drums being picked up. The next sales cycle will open next week and pickup will be on June …

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  • Lamorinda CERT becomes a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

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  • High School Scholarship Program for Registration Fees

    Lamorinda CERT is pleased to announce the establishment of a CERT Scholarship Endowment Fund specifically to pay class registration fees for Lamorinda high school students.  Qualified candidates must be in at least 14 years old, in high school, and have a written teacher or community …

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  • Shop at Amazon and support Lamorinda CERT

    If you shop at Amazon (doesn’t everyone), go to http://smile.amazon.com and select Lamorinda CERT Foundation as your charity. Every time you make a purchase, Amazon will credit the CERT account and it doesn’t cost you a thing. Every quarter, Amazon sends a check to Lamorinda …

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  • Online CERT Refresher

    There is now a free online CERT Basic Training Refresher at: http://training.safeandready.org/p/cert-refresher/?affcode=32558_uzdgicp6

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  • CERT Drill Victims

    Here are the moulaged victims from our drill last night. They are all Boy Scouts (some from a co-ed troop in San Francisco) and some have volunteered for several drills. We can’t thank them enough for helping to make the search and rescue and medical …

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  • Class 1609 Graduates

    We graduated 30 enthusiastic students in the Fall 2016 class series. The graduation drill was held last night at the MOFD Fire Station 45 in Orinda. Students went through medical, search and rescue, cribbing and fire suppression. They must have liked the class. Here’s a …

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  • Presentation Files updated

    The Presentation Files have been updated as of 13 October 2016. All of the current PowerPoint presentations and their corresponding handouts are available under Resources -> Presentation Files. The slidesets are being reviewed and updates will be posted soon, probably in early December.

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  • Question about Concentrated Bleach in water drums

    A question has been raised about the quantity of Concentrated Bleach to put into water drums. Regular bleach is 5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite and the new Concentrated bleach is 8.25%. The manufacturer just reduced the water volume by 1/3. For drinking water, the drum label quantities …

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  • Larger classrooms mean more students

    We have just finished our Winter 2016 class in the Jennifer Russell Building at the Lafayette Community Center. With this large room, we were able to register 54 students. Our Spring classroom is rather small, a capacity of only 35 students, but our Fall series …

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  • New Drum Accessories

    We now have new accessories for water drums available on the Disaster Supplies page. The new products are inexpensive parts that will keep your drums clean and your future water stores sealed.

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  • Foundation Board Meeting

    A meeting of the Lamorinda CERT Foundation Board of Directors will be held on November 30, 2016 to discuss and vote on changes to the Bylaws. See the ABOUT CERT / Foundation page for more details.

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