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CERT Basic Training Classes

Basic CERT classes are offered twice 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

DATE UNITS LOCATION TIME INSTRUCTORS
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

DATE UNITS LOCATION TIME INSTRUCTORS
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 –   Cancelled

Fall 2018 Session –    Register

DATE UNITS LOCATION TIME INSTRUCTORS
Thursday, September 13, 2018 0, 1 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, September 20, 2018 6, 9 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, September 27, 2018 2 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, October 4, 2018 3, 4a Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, October 11, 2018 4 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, October 18, 2018 5 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, October 25, 2018 5a, 10 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, November 1, 2018 7, 8 Orinda Library Auditorium 1830 to 2130
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Drill Contra Costa Fire District Training Center 1800 to 2200 All instructors

For more information, contact the Registrar.