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)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Great Southern California ShakeOut!!

The Great Southern California ShakeOut

A week-long (Nov 12-16, 2008) series of special events that will inspire southern Californians to get ready for big earthquakes and keep our disasters from becoming catastrophes.

Thursday, November 13th at 10AM - become part of a statewide coordinated drill.

Ojai Valley CERT is planning for local activities during this period.

http://www.shakeout.org/getinvolved.html for more information