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CERT News

Post Date:10/23/2017 3:20 p.m.
Newport Beach CERT volunteers,

Listed below are some upcoming CERT volunteer opportunities and events. If you are interested in assisting at any CERT events or have any questions about the program please email nbcert@nbfd.net .

CERT Master Calendar

CERT American Heart Association CPR/AED classes

The Fire Department will hold two separate American Heart Association CPR/AED classes on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 am-11:30 am and Thursday, November 9 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm at Fire Station #7 (20401 Acacia). Please note that these are two separate classes, you only need to attend one to receive your American Heart Association CPR/AED certification. The classes will be taught by some of our new CERT CPR instructors. The classes are limited to Newport Beach CERT volunteers.  Both classes have met the minimum attendance numbers and we still have plenty of open spaces in both classes.  This class meets the Orange County CERT Mutual Aid requirements. The cost of the class is $20 which can be payable by check at the class. If you would like to register for this class, email nbcert@nbfd.net.

CERT "Drill the Skills"- Saturday, November 4

The Fall 2017 CERT programs are set to conclude with our bi-annual CERT "Drill the Skills" on Saturday, November 4 at 9:00 am at Fire Station #7 (20401 Acacia). The "Drill the Skills" is open to all CERT volunteers that are interested in reviewing their skills. If you would like to participate in the "Drill the Skills" or volunteer to assist with logistics at the drill, please email nbcert@nbfd.net.

CERT Mandatory Recertification classes

The last mandatory CERT recertification class is listed below. As a reminder, if you would like to remain active with the Newport Beach CERT program you are required to attend the last recertification class. Thank you to the over 400 CERT volunteers that have already attended one of the first six classes. If you would like to attend the last remaining mandatory recertification class, please email nbcert@nbfd.net .

Class #7: Monday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 Training Room (Final class offered)

The last class will be the only remaining CERT recertification class offered in 2017. You must register at least one week prior. To register or for additional information, please email nbcert@nbfd.net .

CERT Quarterly "All Hands" Meeting

The last quarterly CERT "All Hands" meeting of 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room. This quarter's keynote presenter will be Kelly Hubbard, Emergency Service Manager for the Municipal Water District of Orange County. Kelly is also responsible for the Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County (WEROC). She will be presenting on the water challenges with disasters and some of the issues southern California faces in how we receive our water supply. Registration is not required to attend. The meeting is open to all CERT volunteers and anyone interested in community preparedness.

Spring 2018 CERT class schedule

The CERT Spring 2018 schedule has been finalized. For Spring 2018 the fire department will offer two CERT programs: a Thursday day class and an all-day Saturday class. Please spread the word to any interested family, friends or neighbors to register for one of the Spring 2018 CERT programs.

SAVE THE DATE- 10th Annual State of CERT Awards Banquet

The 10th Annual State of CERT Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Oasis Senior Center. This year the banquet will be a Celebration of Life and in honor of CERT volunteer Marilyn Broughton. Invitations will be mailed in late November.

2017 CERT Master Calendar
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