CERT Basic Training Classes
Basic CERT classes are offered three times each year. These classes are open to residents and employees of the Lamorinda area. Teenagers age 14-17 are welcome with a parent, guardian or Scout Leader. We do ask for a commitment to attend all the classes in a series, including the drill; to maintain your skills through periodic practice and additional training; and to be ready to help your community in time of disaster. Class series are held each year in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda on different days of the week. Each series is eight weekly evenings followed by a drill.
There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee. To those who attend the first four classes we will distribute, at no charge, a CERT specific medical supply kit of hard to find items valued at $29.31.
Scholarships are available for high school students to attend the CERT training. Inquire here.
What is included? The Lamorinda CERT curriculum is based on the FEMA standard CERT curriculum. We localize and enhance it to be appropriate for local residents. We spend little time talking about hurricanes but we cover earthquakes in detail. The subjects we cover are: personal and home preparedness for all-hazard emergencies, fire safety, disaster medical response, light search and rescue, Incident Command System, disaster psychology, terrorism, radio communications and pet preparedness. We do NOT teach CPR but encourage all to be CPR trained.
All times are listed in 24 hour format. 1830 = 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Session – Registration Closed
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||0, 1||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Seibert, Riggins, Breuner|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017||6, 9||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Seibert, Riley|
|Thursday, September 28, 2017||2||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Airola, Dick|
|Thursday, October 5, 2017||3, 4a||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Airola|
|Thursday, October 12, 2017||4||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Airola|
|Thursday, October 19, 2017||5||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Riggins, Young|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017||5a, 10||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Breuner|
|Thursday, November 2, 2017||7, 8||Orinda Library Auditorium||1830 to 2130||Macler, King|
|Thursday, November 9, 2017||Drill||Contra Costa Fire District Training Center||1800 to 2200||All instructors|
Winter 2018 Session – Register
|Tuesday, January 9, 2018||0, 1||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Seibert, Nathan|
|Tuesday, January 16, 2018||6, 9||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Seibert, Lothrop|
|Tuesday, January 23, 2018||2||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Airola, Dick|
|Tuesday, January 30, 2018||3, 4a||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Airola|
|Tuesday, February 6, 2018||4||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Airola|
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||5||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Riggins, Young|
|Tuesday, February 20, 2018||5a, 10||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Young, Kunzman, Breuner|
|Tuesday, February 27, 2018||7, 8||Lafayette Community Center||1830 to 2130||Macler, King|
|Tuesday, March 6, 2018||Drill||Contra Costa Fire District Training Center||1800 to 2200||All instructors|
Spring 2018 Session – Dates NOT confirmed yet. Register
|Wednesday, March xx, 2018||0, 1||Moraga Camino Pablo Elementary MUR||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, March xx, 2018||6, 9||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, April xx, 2018||2||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, April xx, 2018||3, 4a||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, April xx, 2018||4||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, May xx, 2018||5||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, May xx, 2018||5a, 10||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, May xx, 2018||7, 8||Camino Pablo Elementary Multi Use Room||1830 to 2130|
|Wednesday, May xx, 2018||Drill||MOFD Orinda Station 45 UPDATE||1800 to 2200||All instructors|
For more information, contact the Registrar.