September 2016 CERT Training Class

On August 26, 2016, in Training, by Sean Brownlee

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: 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.

CERT Class pictureThe 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 Retraining 8-16-09, 028.lo.


FEMA app and Text Message Updates

On September 8, 2011, in FEMA, Mobile, National, Preparedness, Uncategorized, by Sean Brownlee

FEMA has developed an Android Emergency App to help prepare for and survive an emergency. They have created some emergency specific text messaging service. To sign up. Go to the FEMA blog site. New Digital Tools: FEMA App and Text Message Updates.

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Are you Ready?

On September 4, 2011, in FEMA, Media, Preparedness, Social Networking, Uncategorized, by Sean Brownlee

In the wake of recent disasters across the country it has become clear that social media sites like Facebook are one of the top resources used to let family members know you are OK, or what is going on. Here are tips from the Ready Govt site: Get Tech Ready:.



On May 10, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Sean Brownlee

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!.


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