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2015 CERT class registration now open

Registration for the Spring 2015 CERT class is now open. Classes will be held at Civic Park Community Center & downtown library, on Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 14 through May 26, with the final graduation on Saturday, May 30.  There is a $25 fee, payable first day of class.  To register, click here.   For a detailed PDF of the course schedule, click here.

CERT Speaker Series - Autism Awareness for Emergency Responders 

Danielle Bell of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is the featured speaker at a special presentation on “Autism Awareness for Emergency Responders” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 1666 North Main Street.  To register, click here. 

Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop 

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, and we’re offering a highly interactive workshop that focuses on what you and your family can do to be better prepared for disaster.  Join us on Thursday, April 9th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, in the Presentation RoomTo register, click here.

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What is CERT? COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)

The goal of CERT is to teach people the skills they need to pull together and safely help their community in the event of disaster, as the demand for emergency services will likely exceed available resources.  CERTs go through a basic 20-hour training, and are sworn in as volunteer Disaster Service Workers for the City of Walnut Creek. When disaster strikes, CERT volunteers check on their family's safety first, and then gather at their pre-designated CERT Staging Area to work with other CERTs in helping the surrounding neighborhoods and gathering information for the City's Emergency Operations Center.

HOW CERT WORKS IN WALNUT CREEK
Walnut Creek has 8 CERT Areas. CERT graduates are assigned to a CERT Area based on where they live. In the event of emergency, CERTs gather at their CERT Staging Area and work together as trained in the CERT Program.
Want to know which CERT Area you live in? Click for street index  or go to the "Walnut Creek CERT Areas" page for maps.

WALNUT CREEK CERT LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETINGS 
The Walnut Creek CERT Leadership Team meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room located at City Hall, 1666 North Main Street.  

Name Date   
CERT Leadership Team Meeting   February 16, 2015

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CERT Leadership Team Meeting January 19, 2015  

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WALNUT CREEK CERT STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2013-18
The CERT Strategic Plan for 2013-18 is complete and available on our website. This plan lays out the priorities and goals for Walnut Creek CERT over a five-year period

WALNUT CREEK CERT DISASTER SERVICE WORKER POLICY
Walnut Creek CERT graduates are sworn is as Disaster Service Workers for the City. This is effective for two years; the CERT may renew DSW status by taking additional training. To learn more, click here.

For further information, contact Nick Zubel, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Walnut Creek, at 943-5899 ext. 2911.