Whether you’re already a CERT or want to become one,
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Saturday September 1st and Saturday October 6th
(Same class, choose one date, times to be announced): A CERT introductory class that covers only the first module of CERT training (the full CERT training is 24 hours) plus an overview of how to use FRS radios (aka walkie-talkies) in an emergency. Held at the HMB Firehouse. Dates for the rest of the CERT training (7 other modules) will be announced at the class.
October 27th: Coastside Disaster Exercise: 7.3 – The Coast is Flat.
7.3 Earthquake. EOC (emergency operations center) is down, no fiber (no cell, no landlines, no internet). Using FRS and HAM radios, we will work to find the communication holes in a mass casualty emergency on the Coastside. More information in upcoming weeks.
To participate in either of these events, contact CERTBranch1and2@gmail.
Get an FRS Radio
To help with communication during an emergency, we are standardizing the use of FRS radios (aka walkie-talkies) for all CERT members. We recommend you purchase the Midland GTX1000 package that includes two radios, chargers and headsets, etc. The Amazon price is $65 (for two) but you can also find them at Costco or Walmart.