Monthly Meetings

Lamorinda CERT holds meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. These meetings start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until about 9:30 p.m. They are held in the Garden Room of the Orinda Library. Each year we review the Perishable Skills that are needed in times of emergency but are easily forgotten.

Meetings will be a different topic each month and will have guest speakers and hands-on exercises most times. Beverages and cookies will follow the meetings.

Sign up for the meetings by sending an email to the registrar with your name and phone number.

Future Meeting Topics (subject to change):

We’re working on the 2018 program lineup. This is a work-in-progress so keep checking back.

March 12, 2018: Perishable Skills Refresher Series – Stop the Bleed  SOLD OUT!

With March 31st being National Stop the Bleed Day, we are offering this hemorrhagic control training night.

April 9, 2018: Perishable Skills Refresher Series – Fire Safety with BullEx
May 14, 2018: “What to do if you come upon a car accident”
June 11, 2018: Water Safety
July 9, 2018: Perishable Skills Refresher Series – Triage and Head-to-Toe Examinations
August 13, 2018: Volunteer Reception Center training in the VRC trailer
September 10, 2018: Workshop – “Bring your stuff”
October 8, 2018: Communications and radio practice before the Great ShakeOut
November 5, 2018: Drones and Emerging Technologies in Disasters
December 2018: Happy Holidays, no December meeting!

We have a date change in November 2018. Veteran’s Day falls on the 2nd Monday so we’re moving up a week to November 5th.

Past Monthly Meetings



January 2013Medical Treatment, Head-To-Toe-AssessmentCoCo Medical Reserve Corps
February 2013Organizing Your Neighborhood and Hands-Only CPRBeccie Kunzman – MRC
March 2013Spontaneous Incident CommandChief E. Christensen, Lafayette PD
April 2013Communications With & Without RadiosPanel – Fred Lothrop Moderator
May 2013Light Search and RescueWesley Ayres
June 2013Fire Hazards – Making Our Homes SafeChief R. Bradley, MOFD
July 2013Basic Water Safety and Rescue TechniquesD. McCormick, Aquatic Manager, EBRPD
August 2013Triage For All Ages, START & JumpSTARTDuncan Seibert
September 2013Patient Transport & Packaging – Use of Backboards and C-CollarsDuncan Seibert
October 2013Building Searches and SafetyDivision Chief D. Lee, MOFD
November 2013Home Fire SafetyFire Marshal K. Leonard, MOFD
December 2013Dealing With Children in Disasters – low quality video – 1.5 hoursPanel – L. Berkes, PhD. Moderator
January 2014Gas and Electric Safety – low quality video – 102 minutesLes Putnam and Jim Breuner, PG&E
February 2014Disaster Damage AssessmentDuncan Seibert
March 2014Rescue Ropes, Anchors and KnotsBill Lew and Duncan Seibert
April 2014Disaster Food and WaterBruce Macler and CERT Instructors
May 2014CWS and NixleVince Martinez and Robert Priebe
June & July 2014Red Cross ShelterBriana Taylor
August 2014Personal and Neighborhood CachesGordon Nathan
September 2014Triage for All AgesDuncan Seibert
October 2014Head to Toe AssessmentDuncan Seibert
November 2014Evacuation and Reporting to the EOCDennis Rein and Keith Riley
January 2015Hazardous Materials:
First Responder Awareness
Maria Duazo
February 2015Understanding Fire, EMS and Police Dispatch and StaffingMargee Freudenthal and Mark Nagel
March 2015Cal-ESAR Search & RescueWes Riggins
April 2015Autism: First Responders Dealing with People with Special Abilities
Video courtesy of Walnut Creek CERT
Danielle Bell
May 2015Volunteer Intake CenterBriana Taylor and Duncan Seibert
June 2015Earthquakes: Loma Prieta, Napa and the East Bay faultsDr. David Schwartz
July 2015Fire Program and FiresphereFM Kathy Leonard and Scott Farley
August 2015Volunteer Reception CenterDuncan Seibert
September 2015Triffic ControlSgt. Brian South, Moraga Police Department
October 2015Disaster Food and WaterBruce Macler and CERT Instructors
November 2015Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
Triage, Head-to-Toe Assessment
Duncan Seibert, Beccie Kunzman and Patti Young
January 2016What’s in Your Go-BagsWes Ayers
February 2016Disaster Damage AssessmentWes Ayers, Wes Riggins, Duncan Seibert
March 2016Pet PreparednessDuncan Seibert
April 2016Fire presentationKathy Leonard, Fire Marshal MOFD
May 2016Heat EmergenciesDuncan Seibert
June 2016Patient Packaging and TransportLisa Vajgrt-Smith
July 2016Asthma and Anaphylaxis in ChildrenMary Frazier
August 2016Issues in Local PolicingChief Eric Christensen, Lafayette Police Dept.
September 2016Perishable Skill Refresher Series – CommunicationsEric Dausman, Fred Lothrop
October 2016Fighting Wildfires – from Two PerspectivesGordon Nathan: Logistics
Dennis Rein: Incident Management Team
November 2016Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
January 2017Emerging Technologies in DisastersRick Palmer
February 2017Rescue Ropes, Anchors and KnotsDuncan Seibert
March 2017Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety UpdateDennis Rein
April 2017Evacuation plans for Lamorinda and CERT’s roleDennis Rein & Duncan Seibert
May 2017Organizing Your Neighborhood – tools and tipsPatti Young & Beccie Kunzman
June 2017Deployment – what to expectJim Breuner, Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, Briana Taylor
July 2017Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Damage Assessment & Unaccompanied Minor PolicyDuncan Seibert
August 2017Disaster Food and WaterBruce Macler & Julie Luckenbach
September 2017Start and JumpStart TriageDuncan Seibert
October 2017MoulageCatrina Christian & Julie Luckenbach
November 2017Coping in Today’s World: Children in DisastersBriana Taylor
January 2018Re-unification of school children and re-population following a large-scale evacuationChief Eric Christensen