"All Hands" meeting this Wednesday, February 15
Newport Beach CERT volunteers,
Congratulations to the 82 CERT volunteers that completed the first mandatory re-certification class last week. Listed below are some of the upcoming CERT events, including all of the remaining mandatory CERT recertification classes for the entire year. As a reminder, you only need to attend one of the mandatory recertification classes this year. The 2017 CERT Master Calendar has also been updated with the new mandatory CERT recertification class dates.
CERT "All Hands" meeting- this Wednesday, February 15th
The first quarterly CERT "All Hands" meeting of 2017 will be held this Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central library Friends Room. The meeting information is listed below. The meeting will include a presentation from Newport Beach Acting Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Boyles on the fire department's organizational structure and operational model. All Newport Beach CERT volunteers are encouraged to attend the meeting. You do not need to RSVP to attend.
DATE: Wednesday, February 15th
TIME: 6:30 pm
PLACE: Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
CERT Mandatory Recertification classes
The fire department has finalized the mandatory CERT recertification class schedule for the rest of the year. The remaining CERT recertification classes will be held on the following dates, times and locations:
Class #2: Tuesday, February 28th, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
Class #3: Wednesday, March 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
Class #4: Wednesday, May 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 Training Room
Class #5: Wednesday, June 7, 10:00 am-noon at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 Training Room
Class #6: Thursday, October 26, 1:00-3:00 pm at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 Training Room
Class #7: Monday, November 13, 6:30-8:30 pm at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 Training Room (Final class offered)
The classes listed above will be the only CERT recertification classes offered in 2016. All Newport Beach CERT volunteers that would like to remain active with the CERT program are required to attend one of the recertification classes listed above. You must register at least one week prior to whatever recertification class you would like to attend. To register or for additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All CERT volunteers are encouraged to register and attend one of the earlier trainings.
Spring 2017 CERT program
The fire department will host two spring 2017 CERT programs: a Thursday day class that starts on March 2nd and an all-day Saturday class that starts on March 4th. There are still open spaces in both programs. To participate, complete a CERT program application. Interested participants can also email email@example.com with any questions.
American Red Cross blood drive
The City of Newport Beach is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, February 28th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room. Any CERT volunteer interested in donating blood is encouraged to do so. To schedule a donation appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org (use sponsor code: NBCivicCenter).