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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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  • 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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  • New CALL-OUT Policy

    A new CALL-OUT Policy has been approved and is posted under the RESOURCES tab. All CERTs should read this policy. It wouldn’t hurt to print and keep it in your CERT backpack.

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  • Training Videos Added

    A link has been added to a series of disaster training videos from Just In Time Training. Go to menu Training -> Disaster Training Videos to see a listing of all the available videos.

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  • HAM Radio Frequencies Update

    The HAM radio simplex frequencies for use in our communities are: Lafayette 146.565 Moraga 147.585 Orinda 147.540 Canyon 146.460 Please join us in a weekly radio net. See for more information.

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    April Monthly Meeting

    The April Monthly Meeting, Communications, With and Without Radios, was very well attended and provided a lot of information about disaster communications from a panel of speakers. We had a speaker from a wireless carrier discuss the hardening of cell towers and the status of …

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  • Lamorinda CERT Foundation

    Lamorinda CERT Foundation is in the process of being formed as a 501(c)3 fund raising adjunct to Lamorinda CERT. The Articles of Incorporation were sent to the California Secretary of State on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. We hope to get confirmation of our incorporation soon …

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    Train the Trainer Class

    A Train The Trainer course will be held this spring in the Bay Area. The purpose of this Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer (T-T-T) course is to produce competent instructors for the CERT Basic Training course. The CERT Train The Trainer (T3 or T-T-T) …

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    CERT Basic Training Materials Now Available in Spanish

    The Community Emergency Response Team Program at FEMA is pleased to announce a Spanish-language version of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course materials is now available for use. Designed to extend CERT’s reach into our nation’s Spanish-speaking population, these CERT publications will …

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