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Newport Beach CERT Volunteers,

We hope that you are all having a wonderful summer.  We have a number of upcoming CERT events in August-September that we need CERT volunteer assistance.  Next week, on Wednesday, August 7th, we are hosting the 1st annual CERT Decathlon with Costs Mesa and Huntington Beach CERT programs.  The event will be a fun, stress free opportunity to practice your CERT skills and to meet CERT volunteers from two neighboring cities.  Information on the decathlon is listed below, please email nbcert@nbfd.net to register.   Also listed below is information on the CERT "All Hands" meeting on Tuesday, August 20th, the 11th annual Disaster Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 7th, the fall 2019 CERT programs and an American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid class in October.  Please email nbcert@nbfd.net to register or with any questions. CERT Master Calendar 

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 and Huntington Beach CERT programs on Wednesday, August 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Newport Beach Fire Station #7 (20401 Acacia).  The friendly event 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.  At this time, we only have 11 Newport Beach CERT volunteers and we need as many more as we can get.  The event is for all Newport Beach CERT volunteers and will be a great opportunity to practice your skills in a low stress, fun environment. If you are interested in being apart of the Newport Beach CERT Team, would like to assist or would like additional information, 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.     

11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo- Saturday, September 7th

In conjunction with the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, the fire department is hosting its 11th 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.  Please save the date as we will be sending out a request for CERT volunteers to work the event in August.  

Fall 2019 CERT Program Schedule

This fall the fire department will hold 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 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 and the "Drill the Skills" to review their skills, please email nbcert@nbfd.net. 

CERT American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid class

The fire department scheduled an American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid class for Saturday, October 26 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at Fire Station #7 training room, exclusively taught by and for our CERT volunteers.  The 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.  Please note that due to low enrollment the Saturday, August 3rd class has been cancelled.    The cost to attend the class is $40.  To register for the October 26th CPR/AED and First aid class email nbcert@nbfd.net.

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 late 2019-2020.  

CERT 2019 Master Calendar

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