The next CERT class starts Thursday March 6th and continues each Thursday night through April 17th.  Class time each day is 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Please use the form here to request information about training opportunities, and to reserve a space.

Or, send an e-mail to montereycert@hotmail.com, or call 831 646-3416.

 

The next CERT Training Class begins Thursday September 5th and continues Thursday evenings through October 24, 2013

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Students learn basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can prepare their families and assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

To enroll or for further information, please access our enrollment form here, or send an e-mail of interest to: montereycert@hotmail.com

Those without e-mail may call:  (831) 646-3416

This class is taught free of charge

 

Tomorrow Night, Monday the 10th of June will be our fifth CERT “On the Air” radio Net.  So far we have been able to successfully proven effectiveness of the Monterey CERT communication system.  We could never be really sure of the effectiveness of our new radios without your help in turning on your radios and trying them out in this Peninsula wide exercise.

CERT members have expanded their radio skills simply by “keying up” a radio and “checking in” with the Net Control.  Information from this experience is helping us to build a radio propagation map and discover the locations of the stronger and weaker radio areas.  We are working towards building a strong and reliable system to put in use if disaster strikes. Thank you for helping us with this goal.

This Net will take place on Monday June 10th at 8pm (2000 hours) and should last 20 minutes.
We will use the CERT Tactical channel #2 on the radios tomorrow night.  Next month we will communicate on a different CERT channel.

All CERT members are encouraged to participate.  This will give you the assurance that your radios are working properly.  For those willing to participate who don’t own a radio please contact your neighborhood captain to borrow one from your container before tomorrow tonight.  This is a good chance to meet your Captain or even go to your neighborhood container.

Feel free to attend this meeting from the comfort of your own home.  This is by far the easiest meeting you will ever be asked to attend.

The Net will start with an instructional script advising members on how to “check in” on the Net at the proper time.  When ready simply key your radio, pause, then state your first name, assigned neighborhood followed by your general location such as “Jessi St”.

Captains or alternates may wish to check in from their assigned container.  This would be preferred so your team members can be assured that they will be able to reach the container site in a disaster.

Thank You for your time on this and I hope to see all of you “on the radio”.

Tim McFaddan
Monterey CERT Radio Committee Member
K6OFM
mcfaddan@gmail.com

 

These photos were taken May 16th and are of our most recent class for new members.  Students displayed their skills in rescue, emergency medical-aid and neighborhood search.  This is the final exercise and the conclusion of the basic CERT training.  The exercise was held at the Monterey Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and the areas outside that facility.

 

On the Air with Monterey CERT

On May 13, 2013, in Drills, Equipment, by Alex Albin
Tonight, Monday the 13th of May at 8pm will be our fourth CERT “On the Air” radio Net.   We could never be really sure of the capacity and working order of our new radios without your help in turning on your radios and trying them out in this Peninsula wide exercise.
We have two items to raffle off at the end of the net. Stay tuned to the end to claim your prize.  Thank you Powerwerx for your support support.

Last month 30 CERTs expanded their radio skills simply by “keying up” a radio and “checking in” with the Net Control. General information about CERT events and questions about the radios have also been addressed.   We are working towards building a strong and reliable system to put in use if disaster strikes. Thank you for helping us with this goal.

This Net will take place on Monday May 13th 8pm (2200 hours) and should last 20 minutes.
We will use the CERT Tactical Command channel #3 on the radios tomorrow night.

All present CERT members are welcome to listen in.  All CERT members are encouraged to participate. Your neighborhood Captains have been issued new radios. Tomorrow will give them the assurance that these radios are working properly.

For those willing to participate who don’t own a radio please contact your neighborhood captain to borrow one from your container before tomorrow tonight.  This is a good chance to meet your Captain or even go to your neighborhood container.

This is probably the only meeting you can attend from the comfort of your own home.  No late night out away from the family, no fighting traffic parking or missing How I met your Mother on CBS.  One couple cheched in from the outdoor seating of their favorite restaurant.  It does not get better than that.

The Net will start with a short script advising members on how to “check in” on the Net at the proper time.  When ready simply key your radio, pause, then state your first name, assigned neighborhood (cona…) followed by your general location such as “Pacific St”. It’s that easy.

Captains or alternates may wish to check in from their assigned container.  This would be preferred so your team members can be assured that they will be able to reach the container site in a disaster.

Thank You for your time on this and I hope to see all of you “on the radio”.

 

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