Be Ready!

On January 15, 2015, in FEMA, First Aid, Medical, Preparedness, Social Networking, Training, by lmolmud

Be Ready!

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.


New CERT Training Classes Scheduled

On January 14, 2015, in Events, Training, by lmolmud

Monterey CERT has confirmed dates for the next CERT training for new students.  This will be our weeknight series, taught over seven consecutive Thursday nights.  Class time each day will be 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Students should plan on attending all 7 nights.

Class dates will be:

March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16

Persons wishing to enroll may send an email to:  Please include the following information:

Full name
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.


CERT Drill – Saturday January 17, 2015

On January 14, 2015, in Drills, Training, by lmolmud
Saturday January 17, 2015
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Next to the Beach House Restaurant (Lover’s Point)
620 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA

Purpose of this training is to allow CERT members to practice their team organization and radio communication skills. Theme of the “Incident” will be CERT members acting as coastal spotters when a person has been swept out to sea.  CERT members will operate in safe locations, such as the recreation trail and other established shoreline paths.  We will be interacting with the Monterey Fire Boat, State Parks Lifeguard, ambulance and Fire Command.   In addition to acting as coastal spotters, CERT members may encounter additional situations that require their assistance and training.

Bring your binoculars!  If you own or have access to binoculars, please bring them!

All CERT members are requested to attend.  REMEMBER, everyone can assist, regardless of your physical condition or abilities!



9:00-11:00 a.m.

As a part of the drill, we will be interacting with fire and ambulance crews and their equipment.

This is a deployment exercise.  You will receive an E-Sponder notification alert at 8:30 a.m. on June 21st advising you of the Staging area location.  Monitor your phones, e-mail and text for the alert.  Please respond to the Staging area as requested, with your CERT helmet & vest.  We will have an emergency with several scenarios.  Questions contact:


New Goal for CERT – Trailer!

On May 23, 2014, in Equipment, Mobile, Preparedness, by lmolmud


Your CERT Team Leaders have established a goal of obtaining a new trailer to greatly enhance our mobility and service in an emergency.


We will be formulating a detailed proposal to approach service clubs, insurance companies and other donors. The picture above shows the general concept. Our total funding goal for the trailer and all equipment should be approximately $10,000. The trailer will be equipped similarly to our CERT containers throughout the community.


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