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)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

CERT Class -- Starts June 17th (Register Now!!)

Ojai Valley CERT is extremely pleased to announce an upcoming CERT class

Next Training Class Starts
June 17th, 2009

Supervisor Steve Bennett’s office is registering Ojai Valley residents for Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The 7-week course, sponsored by the Ventura County Fire Department, covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. CERT participants receive training, practice and learn how to work as a team in their neighborhoods. No prior experience or training is necessary, and there is no fee for the program.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM and will run the following 5 Wednesdays. The last (7th) class will be held Saturday July 25th from 10 AM- Noon where drills associated with CERT training will take place

Classes will be held in the multi-purpose room at the Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney, Oak View.

To register call Supervisor Bennett’s office at 654-2703.

Ham Licensing Opportunity - June 6th (Santa Paula)

Get your FCC Amateur Radio Operator’s Technician License in ONE day using our proven System

When: Saturday June 6th 2009
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Sign in, Study & Snacks)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Exam)

Where: The Santa Paula Community Center
540 Main Street
Santa Paula CA 93060

Sponsors: Santa Paula CERT Group
Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club
Ojai Valley CERT

Contact: Sean Kellythorne KI6MGI@yahoo.com

Cost: $21.00 covers snack and expenses.
Bring $4.00 cash for Exam fee.

Pre-registration required!!!
Registration is limited. Reserve your space now!
Mail a $21.00 check to:
Sean Kellythorne
133 Don Felipe Way
Ojai CA 93023
Study materials and directions will be emailed on receipt of your check.