FEMA’s fascinating PrepTalks “are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership. In this PrepTalk, Amanda Ripley combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events. She explains why our instinctive response may be the worst possible reaction, unless we have had the experience and/or the training to help us act quickly.Read More
On November 16, 2019, from 09:00 – 12:00, Martinez CERT will be part of a county-wide exercise to test our radio communication links all the way from local CERT teams to the CoCo County Emergency Operations Center. This exercise will give all of us an opportunity to practice how we would organize in a major event and how well we can communicate up and down the chain. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the coordinators listed in this post.Read More
Our final CERT Training exercise was held at the lovely and spacious Community Center in Brentwood on Saturday, 26 October. Everyone who needed help were rescued and treated with our first aid skills. Fires were extinguished, cribbing was built and bodies moved to safety, and paperwork was completed.
Well done, new CERT volunteers!
We’re joining other local CERT programs for our final Disaster Training Exercise at the Brentwood Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 7am. All CERT-trained volunteers are welcome to participate!Read More
Following our fall basic training classes, we’re holding our Practical Review of medical triage and emergency medical skills, search and rescue cribbing, fire suppression, and Incident Command System (ICS) this Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 am – 12 pm. Come to City Hall, 525 Henrietta St. Be ready to start by 8am. All CERT-trained volunteers are welcome to participate in the review.Read More
September is Emergency Preparedness Month. You know the earthquakes are shaking the rest of the world. It’s not a matter of IF a big one will shake up California, it’s a matter of when. Are you ready? Training is free, and is very empowering.Read More
The Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training provided CERT volunteers the training needed to work at a Red Cross shelter. The presentation covered shelter management, organization, operations and great examples from recent disasters.Read More