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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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  • Victims needed

    Wednesday, April 1st, 8am-Noon – Need volunteers to play victims for a county wide evacuation drill in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Email for more information. This is a Medical Reserve Corps event.

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  • CERT at Lamorinda Home Expo Show

    Sandi and Todd Gritzer helped staff the Lamorinda CERT table at the 2015 Lamorinda Home Expo today at the Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial Center. A lot of visitors expressed interest in CERT and we expect some of them to sign up for classes.  

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  • Lamorinda Active Shooter drill

    The three police departments joined St. Mary’s College Public Safety, ConFire, Moraga-Orinda Fire, Contra Costa County Sherrif and AMR EMS services in an Active Shooter drill yesterday. Lamorinda CERT participated by supplying victims and moulage. Here are a few photos of the ‘gunshot wound victims’ …

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  • Website chat added

    We’ve added a chat function to our website so people with questions can ask online as long as one of our staff is available to answer. See for yourself at the bottom of your browser window!

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  • Class 1409 graduation

    Class 1409 graduated last night with 19 students finishing a drill at MOFD Station 45. Boy Scouts from Troops 200 and 246 were moulaged and played ‘victim’ in both the Light Search and Rescue and the Medical Treatment areas.

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  • The Great Shakeout of 2014

    On Thursday, October 16th the Lamorinda Cities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda along with MOFD participated in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Exercise. Emergency Operations Centers were activated in each city to respond to the incident. Schools, neighborhoods and families reported their status.

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  • Lafayette Art & Wine Festival a Success

    Lamorinda CERT provided parking direction at the 2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival on September 19, 20 and 21st. With a total of 236 volunteer hours, including 116 hours on traffic control duty and the balance in the CERT booth and management time (lots of …

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  • CERT Volunteers needed for Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

    CERT volunteers are urgently needed  to handle parking direction at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. Go to the Events page to sign up. It is through the Art & Wine Festival and the Moraga Treeline Triathlon that CERT earns money to keep operating. We receive …

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  • National Night Out Comes to Lamorinda

    All three Lamorinda cities will be participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. See the attached flyer for more information and help plan or attend your local NNO.

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  • Lamorinda CERT Foundation Accepting Donations through Amazon

    If you shop at Amazon, here’s a chance to support Lamorinda CERT without it costing you anything! On most purchases you make at, Amazon will donate 1/2 of 1% of the net value of the transaction to Lamorinda CERT. Click below to sign up. …

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  • 2014 Lamorinda CERT Exercise Announced

    The 2014 CERT Annual Exercise will be held in conjunction with the MOFD Open House on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Station 45, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga. Details to follow.

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  • New Red Cross Sheltering Class UPDATED

    Lamorinda CERT will sponsor a two night Red Cross Sheltering class DURING our regular Monthly Meetings in June and July. Those dates are Monday, June 9 and Monday, July 14. 6:30PM at the Orinda Library Garden Room. This class will qualify volunteers to work in …

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  • There is still time to plan your Orinda Night Out Event!

      On Thursday, September 12th, from 5 – 8 p.m., Orinda is celebrating our 6th Orinda Night Out. Last more than 600 Orindans enjoyed events all around town. Have a potluck, a party around the pool, bring in a bouncy house for the children or …

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  • Message phone number (925) 255-5143

    We now have a message phone number, (925) 255-5143.  You can leave a message including your name, address, city, phone, email, class you want to attend and any other information. We will respond within one business day typically.

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  • Annual Exercise Plans Announced

    Lamorinda CERT will hold it’s 2013 Annual Exercise in conjunction with a City of Lafayette Safety Fair on Saturday, October 12th at Stanley Middle School. CERT members will demonstrate their skills at a series of locations around the fair. We will have Fire Safety; Preparedness …

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