Welcome to Ojai Valley CERT




This blog provides information to those interested in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) activities in The Ojai Valley, CA. CERT works in partnership with OVARC (Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club) which provides Ham Radio Communications - http://www.ovarc.org/.

http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert is a good place to begin learning about CERT. The fact is, immediately after a major disaster, each of us will be on our own while Emergency Services Personnel (Fire, Hospital, Police, Hospitals, etc) figure out what happened and how to respond. CERT teaches valuable self-preservation skills and empowers each of us to be of service to ourselves, family, neighborhood and community. By integrating CERT with Ham Radio, citizens can effectively communicate actionable information from the field to the Emergency Operations Center -- help will be on the way sooner.

Please check out the CERT Calendar & Map at the bottom of this web-page and sign our Guestbook (top right of page).

Ojai Valley (CERT, Ham Radio, Red Cross)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CERT DVD - "People Like You"

Walk Your Talk Productions (sponsored by The Rotary Club of Ojai-West) produced a very informative introduction to CERT in DVD format.

By distilling the highlights from a recent CERT class into a 77 minute piece they effectively inform the audience about the realities of disasters, how to prepare and how to respond. The material is very useful for CERT graduates as both a training review and a reminder of areas to re-focus on.

They are having a "Fire Sale" right now for $10/copy -- discounted from $20 (while a very minor fix is made to the chapter section).

It's not a big deal, so grab them while they're hot! www.walkyourtalkproductions.com