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):

July 10, 2017: Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Damage Assessment 
Rapid Needs Assessment form
August 14, 2017: Disaster Food and Water
Food prep and tasting
September 11, 2017: Perishable Skill Refresher Series – START & JumpSTART Triage
October 9, 2017: Moulage, the Art of Applying Mock Injuries
November 13, 2017: Dealing with Children in Disasters
December 2017: Happy Holidays, no December meeting!

Past Monthly Meetings

Month Topic Presenter Media
January 2013 Medical Treatment, Head-To-Toe-Assessment CoCo Medical Reserve Corps
February 2013 Organizing Your Neighborhood and Hands-Only CPR Beccie Kunzman – MRC
March 2013 Spontaneous Incident Command Chief E. Christensen, Lafayette PD
April 2013 Communications With & Without Radios Panel – Fred Lothrop Moderator
May 2013 Light Search and Rescue Wesley Ayres
June 2013 Fire Hazards – Making Our Homes Safe Chief R. Bradley, MOFD
July 2013 Basic Water Safety and Rescue Techniques D. McCormick, Aquatic Manager, EBRPD
August 2013 Triage For All Ages, START & JumpSTART Duncan Seibert
September 2013 Patient Transport & Packaging – Use of Backboards and C-Collars Duncan Seibert
October 2013 Building Searches and Safety Division Chief D. Lee, MOFD
November 2013 Home Fire Safety Fire Marshal K. Leonard, MOFD
December 2013 Dealing With Children in Disasters – low quality video – 1.5 hours Panel – L. Berkes, PhD. Moderator
January 2014 Gas and Electric Safety – low quality video – 102 minutes Les Putnam and Jim Breuner, PG&E
February 2014 Disaster Damage Assessment Duncan Seibert
March 2014 Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots Bill Lew and Duncan Seibert
April 2014 Disaster Food and Water Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors
May 2014 CWS and Nixle Vince Martinez and Robert Priebe
June & July 2014 Red Cross Shelter Briana Taylor
August 2014 Personal and Neighborhood Caches Gordon Nathan
September 2014 Triage for All Ages Duncan Seibert
October 2014 Head to Toe Assessment Duncan Seibert
November 2014 Evacuation and Reporting to the EOC Dennis Rein and Keith Riley
January 2015 Hazardous Materials:
First Responder Awareness
Maria Duazo
February 2015 Understanding Fire, EMS and Police Dispatch and Staffing Margee Freudenthal and Mark Nagel
March 2015 Cal-ESAR Search & Rescue Wes Riggins
April 2015 Autism: First Responders Dealing with People with Special Abilities
Video courtesy of Walnut Creek CERT
Danielle Bell
May 2015 Volunteer Intake Center Briana Taylor and Duncan Seibert
June 2015 Earthquakes: Loma Prieta, Napa and the East Bay faults Dr. David Schwartz
July 2015 Fire Program and Firesphere FM Kathy Leonard and Scott Farley
August 2015 Volunteer Reception Center Duncan Seibert
September 2015 Triffic Control Sgt. Brian South, Moraga Police Department
October 2015 Disaster Food and Water Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors
November 2015 Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
Triage, Head-to-Toe Assessment
Duncan Seibert, Beccie Kunzman and Patti Young
January 2016 What’s in Your Go-Bags Wes Ayers
February 2016 Disaster Damage Assessment Wes Ayers, Wes Riggins, Duncan Seibert
March 2016 Pet Preparedness Duncan Seibert
April 2016 Fire presentation Kathy Leonard, Fire Marshal MOFD
May 2016 Heat Emergencies Duncan Seibert
June 2016 Patient Packaging and Transport Lisa Vajgrt-Smith
July 2016 Asthma and Anaphylaxis in Children Mary Frazier
August 2016 Issues in Local Policing Chief Eric Christensen, Lafayette Police Dept.
September 2016 Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Communications Eric Dausman, Fred Lothrop
October 2016 Fighting Wildfires – from Two Perspectives Gordon Nathan: Logistics
Dennis Rein: Incident Management Team
November 2016 Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
January 2017 Emerging Technologies in Disasters Rick Palmer
February 2017 Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots Duncan Seibert
March 2017 Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety Update Dennis Rein
April 2017 Evacuation plans for Lamorinda and CERT’s role Dennis Rein & Duncan Seibert
May 2017 Organizing Your Neighborhood – tools and tips Patti Young & Beccie Kunzman
June 2017 Deployment – what to expect Jim Breuner, Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, Briana Taylor