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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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  • Evacuation Tips

    The recent wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and other counties with their associated fatalities and loss of homes reminds us to be ready to evacuate on extremely short notice. Lamorinda CERT, in conjunction with Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement, has prepared a listing of …

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  • Wildfire notifications

    The wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties remind us of the critical need to receive telephone alerts as early as possible so that we can evacuate before the fire overwhelms us. As more and more people drop their landline telephones and rely solely on …

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  • Disaster Food Tasting Results

    On Monday evening, August 14, 2017, we again held a tasting of 25 year storage foods. The results were tallied. Here’s what our members thought.

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  • New policy for dealing with Unaccompanied Minors post-disaster

    Lamorinda CERT has published a new policy for dealing with Unaccompanied Minors and Adults with Access and Functional Needs who are encountered following a disaster. This policy checklist guides the CERT member so that the subject (minor or AFN adult) is best cared for and …

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  • Overnight Fire Watch

    Lamorinda CERT was called out to provide Fire Watch overnight to watch for flare-ups from the fire that burned behind Campolindo High School in Moraga yesterday. CERT teams were called out at 19:00 yesterday to provide 4 hour shifts from 20:00 until 08:00 this morning.

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  • Maps updated

    The CERT Graduate maps have been updated with the newest graduates. Unfortunately, we have also lost a few members due to age and health. Please check your neighborhood and let us know if there are any updates that need to be made.

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  • COMMEX – 2017 Communications Exercise

    A Lamorinda Communications Exercise will be held Tuesday, March 28th. CERTs and others with Repeater Capable GMRS radios are encouraged to call into their local EOCs between 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Report with your name and location. Lafayette – Channel 22R – Access Code 4 …

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  • Water Drum next pickup

    For those customers who ordered drums and did not pick them up this weekend, the next pickup for pre-ordered drums is Saturday morning, March 11th from 9-11 a.m. We are not ordering any more drums for this pickup, it is just for those who missed …

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  • Drum pickup this weekend

    This weekend, from 4-7 on Friday, February 10th and 9-noon on Saturday, February 11th, we are distributing water drums to those who pre-ordered. We have over 900 drums being picked up. The next sales cycle will open next week and pickup will be on June …

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  • Lamorinda CERT becomes a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

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  • High School Scholarship Program for Registration Fees

    Lamorinda CERT is pleased to announce the establishment of a CERT Scholarship Endowment Fund specifically to pay class registration fees for Lamorinda high school students.  Qualified candidates must be in at least 14 years old, in high school, and have a written teacher or community …

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  • Shop at Amazon and support Lamorinda CERT

    If you shop at Amazon (doesn’t everyone), go to http://smile.amazon.com and select Lamorinda CERT Foundation as your charity. Every time you make a purchase, Amazon will credit the CERT account and it doesn’t cost you a thing. Every quarter, Amazon sends a check to Lamorinda …

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  • Online CERT Refresher

    There is now a free online CERT Basic Training Refresher at: http://training.safeandready.org/p/cert-refresher/?affcode=32558_uzdgicp6

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  • CERT Drill Victims

    Here are the moulaged victims from our drill last night. They are all Boy Scouts (some from a co-ed troop in San Francisco) and some have volunteered for several drills. We can’t thank them enough for helping to make the search and rescue and medical …

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  • Class 1609 Graduates

    We graduated 30 enthusiastic students in the Fall 2016 class series. The graduation drill was held last night at the MOFD Fire Station 45 in Orinda. Students went through medical, search and rescue, cribbing and fire suppression. They must have liked the class. Here’s a …

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