Monterey CERT has confirmed dates for the next CERT training for new students. This will be our weekend series, taught over two consecutive weekends.
Class dates will be:
Saturday September 10th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Saturday September 17th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Sunday September 18th 0830 to 1630 hrs.
Persons wishing to enroll may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information:
Physical and mailing address
e-mail address most commonly used
Cell and home phone numbers
Registering students will receive an e-mail confirmation. Persons without e-mail may leave a phone message at: (831) 646-3416.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks — looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to recovery and rebuilding.
It profiles organizations whose work is advancing the frontlines of innovation, offers an overview of international efforts to increase sophistication in the use of IT and social networks during emergencies, and provides recommendations for how governments, aid groups, and international organizations can leverage this innovation to improve community resilience..
The Community Preparedness Webinar Series
Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT by clicking here
(Note: when you are taken to the CitizenCorps page, the link to join the Webinar is on the right hand side of the page…)
Please note that this webinar will be approximately 1 hour and it is free and open to the public. You do not need to RSVP or have a login/username to gain access. You may join 5-10 minutes prior to the start.
In times of disaster, a trained and informed public is better prepared to protect themselves, their families, their workplace and their neighbors. This webinar will showcase several disaster training resources that are available in communities across the nation. FEMA recognizes that it takes a “whole community” approach to meet the needs of the public before, during and after a disaster. Learn how your community can train and educate its citizens to be better prepared and involved in your community’s disaster response and recovery efforts.
Join us for brief presentations by representatives from the American Red Cross, the Community Emergency Response Team program, ARRL National Association for Amateur Radio (Ham Radio operators), Medical Reserve Corps, Meals on Wheels, HandsOn Network, Fire Corps, USAonWatch Neighborhood Watch program, Volunteers in Police Service, SkyWarn and more!.