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CERT "Drill the Skills"- Saturday, April 1

Post Date:03/21/2017 2:37 p.m.

Newport Beach CERT volunteers,

Thank you to the over 180 CERT volunteers that participated in the first three mandatory CERT recertification classes. As a reminder, all CERT volunteers that would like to remain active CERT volunteers must attend one of the four remaining recertification classes. Please make sure to register for whatever recertification class you would like to attend at least one week prior to the scheduled class date. Listed below is information on the spring "Drill the Skills", upcoming mandatory CERT recertification classes, the 4th annual CERT Neighborhood drill, some upcoming CERT Communicators classes and an updated 2017 CERT Master Calendar.

CERT "Drill the Skills"- Saturday, April 1st

All Newport Beach CERT volunteers are encouraged to participate in the first "Drill the Skills" of 2017.  The "Drill the Skills" is for any interested CERT volunteer that would like to refresh and practice some of the most important aspects of the CERT training.  To attend the "Drill the Skills", you must register.  (If you are in either of the spring 2017 programs, you do not need to register to attend).  As a reminder, you no longer have to attend the "Drill the Skills" to re-certify but rather one of the mandatory recertification classes.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 1st, 9:00 am-1:30 pm

PLACE: Newport Beach Fire Station #7 (20401 Acacia, Newport Beach)

 

CERT Mandatory Recertification classes

The remaining four mandatory CERT recertification classes are listed below:

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 remaining CERT recertification classes offered in 2017. 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 nbcert@nbfd.net.

4th Annual CERT Neighborhood Drill

On Saturday, April 29th the 4th Annual CERT Neighborhood Drill will be held from 9:00 am-11:00 am in neighborhoods throughout Newport Beach. All Newport Beach CERT volunteers are encouraged to participate. In preparation for the drill, there will be a Neighborhood Drill meeting on Tuesday, March 28th as well as a follow-up Neighborhood Drill Hotwash meeting on Thursday, May4th. Information on both meetings is listed below.

CERT Neighborhood Drill Meeting

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30 pm

PLACE: Newport Beach Fire Station #7 (20401 Acacia, Newport Beach)

This meeting is for CERT Neighborhood leaders and for anyone that is interested in organizing their neighborhood or would like to participate with another neighborhood. This is an informational meeting for any Newport Beach neighborhood that would like to participate in the Neighborhood Drill. CERT volunteers that would like to participate in the Neighborhood Drill are encouraged, but not required to attend. Organized CERT neighborhoods that plan to participate are encouraged to have at least one neighborhood representative attend. Due to space considerations at fire station #7, all interested CERT volunteers must register by emailing nbcert@nbfd.net to attend this meeting.

CERT Neighborhood Drill Hotwash meeting

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 4th, 6:30 pm

PLACE: Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room

The Hotwash meeting is open to any CERT volunteer that participated in the Neighborhood Drill. The Hotwash meeting will review the drill and go over what worked well and what did not. No RSVP is required for this meeting.


CERT Communicators classes

If you are interested in becoming a CERT Communicator or are an existing CERT Communicator, there are two CERT Communicators classes scheduled: Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, April 12, both at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room. The classes will be taught by NBPD RACES Volunteers and will cover HAM radio basics, net protocol, and assist with radio programming and usage. The April 12th class will focus on radio communications for the 4th Annual Neighborhood drill on April 29th. You do not need your HAM license to attend either class, both classes are open to any CERT volunteer interested in radio communications. The information for both classes is listed below. You do not need to register to attend either class.

CERT Communicators Radio Training Classes

DATES: Wednesday, April 12

TIME: 6:30 pm

PLACE: Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room


2017 CERT Master Calendar


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