CERT Training Programs

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Community Emergency Response Teams

CERT

Napa Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Mission Statement  

Napa Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a community based and community supported volunteer organization staffed by local community members, that is self-contained and self-sustained, which can self-deploy to assist the local community; such as during a large scale disaster.   

Example: CERT’s role in a large scale (5.5 and greater) earthquake will be to self-activate and complete an “initial windshield survey” of a defined area within the affected community and report the information gathered to their designated Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

In other disasters and/or emergencies, Napa Valley CERT members shall be activated through the use of the Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) to assist communities, by performing specific tasks, as assigned by the (AHJ) Authority Having Jurisdiction.

 

CERT Classes

City of American Canyon – Class 87

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Week One

Jan 23th

6-10pm

Jan 25th

6-10pm

 

Week Two

Jan 30st

6-10pm

Feb 1st

6-10pm

Feb 2nd  

8-12pm


 

 

City of Napa – Class 88

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Week One

Mar 13th

6-10pm

Mar 15th

6-10pm

 

Week Two

Mar 20th

6-10pm

Mar 22nd

6-10pm

Mar 24th

8-12pm


City of Calistoga – Class 89

 

 

Saturday

Sunday

Week One

Apr 21st  

8-5pm

 

Week Two

Apr 28th

8-5pm

Apr 29

8-12pm

 

City of Napa – Class 90

 

Saturday

Sunday

Week One

Jun 2nd  

8-5pm

 

Week Two

Jun 9th

8-5pm

Jun 10th

8-12pm

 

City of American Canyon – Class 91

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Saturday

Week One

Nov 6th

6-10pm

Nov 8th

6-10pm

 

Week Two

Nov 13th

6-10pm

Nov 15th

6-10pm

Nov 17th

8-12pm

 

 

  

 

CERT Skill Update

Feb 10th         8am -12pm                Napa Valley College

 

 

Rapid Damage Assessment Exercise

Oct 20th          9am – 12pm              American Canyon

 

 

For more information or to sign up for a class please contact: Sandra Hage
sandra.hage@countyofnapa.org  707-253-4799

 

Following a major disaster in the Napa Valley, first responders who provide emergency services will not always be able to meet the immediate demand for these services. The high number of number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice. Individuals will need to relay on themselves in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about the hazards that affect the Napa Valley and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, personal preparedness, and disaster medical operations. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. In the Napa Valley the CERT training is provided though the collaborative efforts various emergency agencies and coordinated by Napa County.