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Newport Beach CERT Volunteers,

As a reminder, the second to last 2019 CERT Mandatory re-certification class is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11th from 9:30 am-11:30 am at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room.  Please note that the location for the 2019 CERT Mandatory re-certification training for tomorrow only (June 11th) has changed to the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room.  In order to accommodate as many of you as possible, we have added a sixth and final 2019 CERT Mandatory Re-Certification training on Monday, June 17th from 5:00-7:00 pm back at the Central Library Friends Room.  Please remember that if you do not attend one of the six offered 2019 CERT Mandatory re-certification classes that you will no longer be considered an active Newport Beach CERT volunteer. Also, listed below is information on CERT summer community outreach booths, two American Heart Association CPR/AED and First aid classes, the 1st Annual CERT Decathlon with Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach CERT programs on August 7th and the CERT "All Hands" meeting on Tuesday, August 20th.  Please email nbcert@nbfd.net to register or with any questions. CERT Master Calendar

Summer Community Education booths- Corona Del Mar 5k, Balboa Island Parade and Library Concert Series

CERT volunteers are needed to assist with staffing community preparedness booths this summer.  The Corona Del Mar 5 K is this Saturday, June 1st and CERT volunteers are needed from 7 am-10 am.  The Balboa Island Parade is this Sunday, June 2nd and CERT volunteers are needed from 9:30 am-1:00 pm.  The library summer concert series are June 16, July 7, August 25 and September 15 at the Civic Center Green and CERT volunteers are needed from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm each evening.  If you are interested in volunteering for either of these events, please email nbcert@nbfd.net.  

Corona Del Mar Library and Fire Station #5 Dedication- Saturday, July 20th 

On Saturday, July 20th the Newport Beach Library and Fire Departments are hosting the grand opening on the Corona Del Mar Library and Fire Station #5 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  The event is open to all Newport Beach residents.  We are in need of 3-4 CERT volunteers to assist with our community outreach booth at the event.  If you would like to assist, please email nbcert@nbfd.net.  

CERT "All Hands" meeting- Tuesday, August 20th 

The next CERT quarterly "All Hands" meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room.  For the meeting, the presenter will be Alex Tardy from NOAA/National Weather Service.  Alex is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist and the Manager for Emergency Preparedness and Partner Collaboration.  He will be presenting on weather predictions/warnings and tsunami hazards/warnings.  The meeting is open to all interested Newport Beach residents and no registration is required to attend.     

CERT American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid classes

The fire department has scheduled three American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid classes, exclusively taught by and for our CERT volunteers.  Each class requires a minimum of 15 participants for the class to be held and you must register at least 10 days prior to the class.  We will be holding the class this Saturday, May 4th with a small number of participants.  If you would like to attend this Saturday, May 4th, show up to the Station #7 training room a little before 8:30 am.    The cost to attend the class is $40.  To register for any of the CPR/AED and First aid classes listed below email nbcert@nbfd.net.

Saturday, August 3 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at Fire Station #7 Training Room
Saturday, October 26 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at Fire Station #7 Training Room

CERT Decathlon with Costa Mesa CERT and Huntington Beach CERT- Wednesday, August 7th

The Newport Beach Fire Department is hosting the 1st Annual CERT Decathlon with Costa Mesa CERT and Huntington Beach CERT on Wednesday, August 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Newport Beach Fire Station #7.  The friendly competition will put each of the three CERT teams through three scenarios that highlight the most important aspects of the CERT curriculum.  Up to 30 Newport Beach CERT volunteers can participate.  The event will be really fun and a great opportunity to interact with two other Orange County CERT programs.  We need a minimum of 20 Newport Beach CERT volunteers to field our team so if you are interested, please register.  Please note that the date has changed to Wednesday, August 7th.  If you are interested in being apart of the Newport Beach CERT Team for this event or would like additional information, email nbcert@nbfd.net.    

2019 CERT Mandatory Re-Certification classes- Only Two Remaining

In 2017, the Fire Department held mandatory CERT re-certification classes for all Newport Beach CERT volunteers that wanted to remain active with the program.  If you received an annual letter in the mail then you are one of those active CERT volunteers.  All Newport Beach CERT volunteers that would like to remain active with the program must register and attend one of the mandatory re-certification classes in 2019.  Please note that CERT volunteers only need to attend one of the classes.  There are only two remaining 2019 CERT Mandatory Re-certification classes remaining, if you do not attend one in 2019 you will not be considered an active Newport Beach CERT volunteer.  If you have any questions about the mandatory CERT re-certification classes, please email nbcert@nbfd.net .  

1. Tuesday, June 11 (9:30 am-11:30 am)-Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room (Please note location change)

2. Monday, June 17 (5:00-7:00 pm)- FINAL CLASS- Central Library Friends Room (Email nbcert@nbfd.net to register for this class)

Save the Date- 12th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo- Saturday, September 7th

In conjunction with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, the fire department is hosting its 12th annual Disaster Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the Civic Center Green.  We are in need of 2-4 CERT volunteers that would like to take the lead in terms of event planning, scheduling and logistics the day of the event.  If you would like to be a lead CERT volunteer for this event, please email nbcert@nbfd.net.  

Fall 2019 CERT Program Schedule

The fall 2019 CERT program schedules have been finalized.  This fall the fire department will host a Tuesday-Thursday evening program that starts on September 17 and an all-day Saturday program that begins on September 21.  If you would like CERT class postcards for to distribute at neighborhood events, please email nbcert@nbfd,net.  Interested participants are encouraged to apply by completing and mailing in a CERT program application to reserve their space.  Also, as a reminder, active Newport Beach CERT volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend any fall CERT individual classes if they would like to review their skills, please email nbcert@nbfd.net if you would like to attend a class. 

Community Preparedness Outreach Presentations

If your home owner's association, business, school or civic group are interested in a fire department presentation in 2019 or if you are having a CERT neighborhood event that you would like for us to attend please schedule as early as possible for all of 2019. The fire department offers one hour community preparedness presentations on disaster preparedness, hands-only CPR and how to stop the bleed to Newport Beach home owner's associations, civic groups, businesses and schools. A minimum of 15 participants are required.  If your group is interested in a community preparedness presentation please email nbcert@nbfd.net with the date, time, location and the estimated number of participants.  Please provide as much advanced notice as possible for dates in 2019-2020.  

CERT 2019 Master Calendar

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