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, February 28, 2010

Ojai Valley CERT (Oak View) hosting guest speaker - Jolene Hoffman

This Monday, March 1, will be the Oak View CERT meeting with Jolene Hoffman, Director of the Ojai Humane Society. She will be speaking to us about "How to be Prepared For Your Pets During an Emergency". Bring yourself, friends or family who might be interested in this subject.

Where: Oak View Park and Resource Center,
555 Mahoney Avenue
Multi-Purpose Room
When: March 1 from 7 - 8PM

There will be a short meeting, for those who are interested, on an update about the triage kit, etc. after the presentation by Jolene Hoffman.

Congratulations to the latest graduating CERT class which occurred today. They were all great sports in participating during the rainy weather.

Welcome to the Oak View CERT!
Pam Edwards
Joanne Roberts
Audrey Herbison
Dana DeYoung

See you there.

Kathy Miller
Oak View CERT Coordinator