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)

Friday, September 18, 2009

CERT Volunteers needed for Ojai Day -- October 17th, 2009

Mid October is going to be a busy month...

October 14th at 7PM is Ojai OK! Drill -- http://okdrill.org

October 15th at 10:15AM is Great American Shakeout -- http://shakeout.org

October 17th all day is Ojai Day -- http://www.ojaiday.com/index.htm

The Ojai Valley Triad (CERT, Ham Radio and Red Cross) are going to be grouped together for this event.

We are looking for CERT Grads to be willing to spend some time at the booth talking about CERT, and also assisting with Ham Radio and Red Cross.

Please email ojaivalleycert@gmail.com to let me know your availability.