CERT Exercises

CERT Exhibition and Safety Fair 2015

August 30, 2015, City of Lafayette Safety Fair and Lamorinda CERT Exhibition. Lamorinda CERT had stations set up to show the public what we do. We had Preparedness, Fire Safety, Medical Triage and Treatment, Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and Pet Preparedness booths.

CERT Annual Exercise 2014

October 4, 2014, Moraga-Orinda Fire District Station 41, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga.

CERT Exhibition and Safety Fair 2013

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 members of the Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) joined other first responders at the Lafayette Safety Fair and displayed their skills and equipment to the public.

Booths were set up for several skill areas: Basic Preparedness; Fire Safety; Medical Triage; Medical Treatment; Search & Rescue; Incident Command; Pet Preparedness; Disaster Psychology; and Radio Communications. CERT members and Instructors demonstrated to the public the skills taught during CERT training.

One of the biggest attractions was a Moulage area where moulage artists applied makeup to Boy Scouts who were acting as “victims” for the exercise. The timing for made up injuries was perfect with Halloween just around the corner.

Also at the Safety Fair were the Lafayette Police Department who taught Just-In-Time CPR and held a Bike Rodeo to teach safe riding habits to children and distribute helmets and bells; Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office with a SWAT vehicle and robot, marine division with  Jet-Skis; East Bay Regional Parks with a Mounted Patrol and a Trail Patrol and helicopters from both the East Bay Regional Park District and from REACH Air Medical Services.

See also: Local Area CERT Class and Drill Schedule