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, June 26, 2011

Red Cross Class - Psychological First Aid

The Red Cross is offering a Psychological First Aid class - a disaster services class.

The class is free and there is no pre-requisite and is open to all.

It will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, July 9th immediately following the regular monthly Ojai Red Cross Meeting -- Arc Enrichment Center, 210 Canada Street, Ojai.

To sign up contact Kris Mannale at 987 1514 ext 320, or emailing him at mannalek@usa.redcross.org

Provide Kris with your address and phone number as he needs that for the signup registration process.