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CERT Traffic Control Training
Pre-registration required!  

The Walnut Creek Police Department is offering a one hour training on "Traffic Control" at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th.  The purpose of the training is to provide CERT members with the skills needed to manage traffic in planned and emergency situations.  The free program is open to CERT members, and will be held in the 3rd Floor Conference Room located at City Hall, 1666 N. Main Street. Please register in advance by clicking hereSpace is limited!    

CERT Ham Radio Licensing/Training Course  

The "CERT Ham Radio Licensing/Training Course" is a series of three classes which will give you the skills and knowledge to become a member of the Walnut Creek CERT's radio communications team.  The classes will be held June 13, June 17 and July 15 at Rossmoor.  The cost for the June 13th class is $35, payable at the door, which includes the required $15 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license examination fee; all training materials; breakfast; and lunch.  There is no additional charge for the June 17th and July 15th classes.  Please register in advance by clicking here


Spring 2015 CERT Class is Full 


The Spring 2015 CERT class is full and closed for enrollment.  If you want to be placed on an interest list for the Fall 2015 Walnut Creek CERT class, please click here.  Please click here for a list of 2015 CERT trainings in surrounding areas.  For the Spring 2015 CERT class schedule, please 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 April 20, 2015

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CERT Leadership Team Meeting March 16, 2015

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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.